Triangle love – wip Wednesday

This week I have been playing with triangles just to try something different.  Some months back I bought a triangle ruler after seeing some many fabulous triangle quilts on-line.  I promptly came home and cut stacks of fabric and made my first triangle quilt.

purple pink triangle quilt

The finished quilt was cute but far from perfect.  The blocks did not line up exactly which annoyed me no end, and it was more time-consuming than I had thought it would be.   I put the triangle ruler away in a drawer and moved on.

Fast forward 6 months and I had the urge to try triangles again. This time  I found a paper piecing pattern in my copy of “Modern Blocks” which I scanned and amended a little.  The end result was blocks that looked like this.

triangle quilt blocks

I love this pattern.  It can easily be done free hand, using a triangle ruler and 1 1/2 inch strips.  I have been playing with this block over the last couple of days using two different kinds of fabric from my stash.  The above blocks are part of my scrappy quilt, which is coming together like this.

modern scrap triangle quilt blocks

I love the olive and hot pink colour combination, but I did discover that my stash has a disturbing lack of bright pink.   There is a trip to the fabric store in my future to rectify the situation.   I also took this pattern and tried it out with some Denyse Schmdit fabrics I had in my stash.

denise schmidt triangle blocks

I am not totally sure about this version of the block.  I like the idea of using just one print in the middle  with appropriate fabrics for the outside sashing but I think I may need a stronger central print.  What do you think?

34 thoughts on “Triangle love – wip Wednesday

  1. Love the olive and hot pink combo for that block…Love the olive and hot pink combo for that block…Triangles are yet to be discovered for me!Triangles are yet to be discovered for me!

  2. I love your green and pink triangles. As I’m not a “white fabric with flower print”-person, I would have chosen a fabric with more colours in the middle. You inspire me to try this block for sure.

  3. I love the pink and green version. The other version looks like it lacks something…maybe you need more contrast between the middles and the borders? Maybe the scale of the print would make a difference, like if you used more like the purple border. That one seems to work better than the others. Good luck with it!

  4. I’m a total triangle junkie. Love them! I’ve made three so far and I’ve got another one working. I like this idea though – might be playing around with it myself!

  5. I just love the bordered triangles, the hot pink/olive combo is brilliant! I love the small border around the triangle. I haven’t done much with triangles at this point in my “quilting career” but I am in love with these and would definitely like to try it. Can’t wait to see how it progresses.

  6. They all look fantastic! But i also agree that more contrast on the second set would make them pop!
    I attempted triangles last fall and it was a horrible disaster… i might just need to have another go!

  7. I absolutely LOVE the blocks with the flowers and definitely would not change it up but keep truckin on – I think it is lovely and soft looking. But after seeing some of the other comments I see I may be out on a limb with this!!! lol!!!

  8. Ooo, the pinks and greens are lovely. I think the idea of using the same fabric in the center of the triangle could be really striking, but I agree that a different center print might work better. Keep posting pictures, I’d love to see where you go with this.

  9. I’ll join the chorus that likes the olive and hot pink better. I think you have done a better job of varying the scale and type print there, as well as the degree of contrast, than in the purple and brown.

  10. Have not explored triangles yet… I think it works best with a good contrast;the pinks and green sing. The light floral does not do it for me. Looking forward to seeing more.

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