Varied Triangle Quilt

Project #17870
17870

Triangles anyone? The Varied Triangle has many setting options, and this quilt showcases just a few.



Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
2 1/2 ydWhite solid fabricCut (384) triangles
1 ydLight gray solidCut (42) long trapezoids
1 1/4 ydDark gray printCut (57) long trapezoids
3/4 ydLight blue solidCut (90) triangles
1/4 ydMedium blue solidCut (6) triangles
Cut (6) short trapezoids
1/4 ydDark blue solidCut (30) triangles
1/4 ydLight orange solidCut (3) triangles
Cut (6) long trapezoids
1/4 ydDark orange solidCut (6) long trapezoids
1/4 ydGreen printCut (6) triangles
Cut (6) short trapezoids
1/3 ydLight pink solidCut (24) triangles
Cut (6) long trapezoids
1/4 ydDark pink solidCut (6) triangles
Cut (6) short trapezoids
3 ydBacking fabricCut (2) 54" lengths x WOF
1/2 ydBinding fabricCut (6) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF
54" x 60"Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 48" x 54"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing the Blocks:

  1. Background Triangle Blocks: Sew a white triangle to each edge of a light blue triangle, pressing seam allowances away from the blue triangle between each seam (Diagram 1). Repeat to make 90 of these units.
  2. Sew a dark gray long trapezoid to one side of this pieced triangle unit, to complete the background triangle block. Press the seam toward the gray trapezoid. Repeat, using 52 dark gray trapezoids and 38 light gray trapezoids. There will be five dark gray and four light gray trapezoids remaining.
  3. Flower I Blocks: Sew a white triangle to each edge of a medium blue triangle (Diagram 2). Press seams open or away from the blue triangle. Sew a light orange long trapezoid to one edge of this pieced triangle unit to complete the block. Repeat to make six triangle blocks.
  4. Flower II Blocks: Sew a white triangle to a green short trapezoid. Press toward the green trapezoid. Sew three white triangles and two dark blue triangles together in a row, as shown (Diagram 3). Press the seams to one side. Sew these two units together as shown to complete the block. Repeat to make six triangle blocks.
  5. Flower III Blocks: Sew a white triangle to each edge of a dark pink triangle (Diagram 4). Press the seams open or away from the dark pink triangle. Sew a light pink long trapezoid to one edge of this pieced triangle unit to complete the block. Repeat to make six triangle blocks.
  6. Flower IV Blocks: Sew three white triangles and two light pink triangles together in a row, as shown (Diagram 5). Press the seams to one side. Sew two dark blue triangles to another light pink triangle. Sew these two units together as shown. Sew a light orange triangle to the light pink end to complete the block. Repeat to make three triangle blocks. Make another three blocks, substituting a white triangle at the end.
  7. Flower V Blocks: Sew a white triangle to one end of a dark pink short trapezoid. Sew a light pink triangle to the white triangle, forming a row (Diagram 6). Press the seams to one side. Sew two white triangles and a green triangle to the edges of a dark blue triangle. Press the seams away from the dark blue triangle. Sew these two units together to complete the block. Repeat to make three triangle blocks with this layout. For the remaining three blocks, repeat this step, reversing the position of the green and dark blue triangles.
  8. Flower VI Blocks: Sew a white triangle to the top edge of a medium blue short trapezoid (Diagram 7). Press the seam away from the white triangle. Sew a dark orange long trapezoid to the side of this pieced triangle unit to complete the block. Repeat to make six triangle blocks.
  9. Arrange the triangle blocks in rows, using the quilt photo as a reference.
    a. The background triangle blocks rotate back and forth to create the zigzag effect.
    b. Alternate rows of blocks with dark gray and rows with light gray.
    c. The sets of six triangle flower blocks rotate to form the flowers.
  10. d. On the left end of each row, add an extra white triangle and a gray (dark or light) long trapezoid.
  11. Assemble the Blocks. Sew the triangles together in rows, pinning at intersections to line up corners. Press the seams in the first row to the right; press the seams on the second row to the left, and so on to decrease bulk. Sew the rows together, pinning at each intersection to match triangle points. Press these seams open.
  12. Trim right and left edges of the quilt even with the edge of the fabric at the inner points of the triangle blocks. Note: There should be 1/4" beyond the intersection of the inner sewn points.

Finishing:

  1. Trim off selvages, and sew the two pieces of the backing fabric together along the 54" edge to make the backing.
  2. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
  3. Sew the binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise, and press.
  4. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt, and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

  • Diagram 1

  • Diagram 2

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  • Diagram 8

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