Triangles - What Will These Become?
Hello, fellow quilt-enthusiasts! Did you have a chance to try my second triangle method? It’s a new, awesome favorite technique of mine, and now I have another stack of triangles that needs to be turned into a baby quilt!
Check out the different layout options below and pick your favorite. These triangles are significantly smaller than the first batch, so even though some of the layout options are the same as the first batch, they look different! We’ve even got another poll up for you to vote on the one you like! VOTE HERE!
This is my tried-and-true triangle-user. Isn’t it cool that it looks so, so different with the small triangles vs. the big ones?! I will never stop loving this layout, so whenever I make triangles, I always test it out to see if it’s the winner (again!).
Again, this is such a classic, I feel like it must always be a contender when I’m working with triangles. And with the smaller triangles, you get a lot more flying geese in your quilt top!
When considering classic options, pinwheels are another one that always make the list. They’re so beautiful and playful each and every time!
I wouldn’t normally call this layout “snakes”, but with the green fabric I used, they kind of look like snakes, don’t you think?
Chevron Combo #1
Okay, friends. This is where it gets interesting. With the smaller triangles and the high-contrast fabric choices, I discovered I was able to make some “combos” that looked really, really cool by mixing different techniques. Here is the first one, which combines stripes and chevron.
Chevron Combo #2
This one shows what happens when you only make one small tweak. I only switched out one row of the stripes in favor of a row of diamonds, and look what a difference it made!
Chevron Combo #3
For this one, I made another small tweak and ditched the stripes altogether. With diamonds above and below the middle chevron row, it looks wildly different to Chevron Combo #1, even though there is a (pun alert!) common thread of using a chevron technique in the middle row.
After doing the chevron combos, I found I kind of missed the stripes! So I put the stripes in the middle and diamonds above and below. Not too bad!
Diamond/Geese Combo #1
From the Stripe Combo, I got inspired by the diamonds and thought… let’s make that my center row! I also rotated the orientation, just for fun. After deciding on the center row, I felt like flying geese were needed, and voila! Here is Diamond/Geese Combo #1!
Diamond/Geese Combo #2
Flipping the geese and the orientation is such a small move, but made such a visual impact!
Diamond/Geese Combo #3
Again, a small flip of only two of the geese, and we have a totally different top!
Diamond/Geese Combo #4
And one more round of fliperoos, and we’ve got another iteration of diamonds + geese.
At this point, I had to stop myself. This is way, way more options than any sane person needs (but who said I was sane? Ha!), and the more options I created, the harder my decision was getting. When working with triangles, playing around and making small changes is so much fun because even moving a single piece gives you something brand new and exciting to consider. I could do it forever if I let myself!
- Carolyn Knees