Friday, December 5, 2014

Point Matching: A Tale of Triangles and Tribulations

I need to be better about keeping my blog current.  Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution a month early?

I have completed a bunch of projects over the last few weeks, which is a miracle considering I rarely have a moment without a one-year old tugging on my sweats (and, no, I wouldn't change it for the world!).

Among other tasks, I finished my first triangle quilt.

My little helper

A friend had asked if I could make a baby quilt for a pregnant co-worker whose taste was simple, modern, and clean.  She was having a boy, and since I'd wanted to attempt triangles for a while, this was the perfect opportunity.

My bigger helper holds the finished quilt top

Once we settled on solid colors, which were a mix of lighter blues, grays, and white, I had to decide how I'd make it.  There are multiple online tutorials and patterns, as well as various triangle templates available, depending on preference.

The basting begins!

While I wanted to get the equilateral template for my Accuquilt, neither Amazon nor JoAnn's had it at the time.  So instead I ordered the Tri Tool acryclic triangle ruler, because it was available via Prime, and I didn't have the patience to wait longer than two days to get started.  I was excited about finally making one of these.

I was fortunate to stumble across this blog where Stacy shares beautiful photos of her finished triangle quilt for her daughter, as well as a free, step-by-step, full color tutorial.  If you're making one of these for the first time, check out her tutorial.  It's FREE and incredibly helpful!

A quilted quilt

Honestly, cutting the triangles was a bit tedious and time-consuming.  I took frequent breaks.  But hopefully I'll be able to cut through multiple layers of fabric next time.  I can't wait to make another in lots of bright solids.

Ready for its new home


  1. Many thanks for a beautiful quilt, you did a wonderful job!

  2. Thanks for trusting me to make one of these for the first time! xo

  3. I really, really want to make a triangle quilt like this but I've never made any quilt before. I don't know if it's absolutely insane to attempt the first time making a quilt. I'm also considering doing it english paper piecing. Because again, I might be a little crazy.

    1. Rebecca, you've done tons of EPP and the details in your embroidery are awesome, so I think you would really enjoy this. My least favorite part is cutting out the triangles and matching points is a bit tedious, but it's so fun to see it all come together! :) I wanted to make a quilt for years, but was too intimidated to try. After the first, I was hooked...definitely give it a try!