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Scrappy Triangle Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 28
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 13

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Bear Hollow Bear Hollow
By: Diane U.,
Ontario, Canada

Bear Hollow was completed in 2012 – my first queen size quilt – several techniques learned through a BOM club taught by my friend, mentor Kaaren at our local quilt shop in Simcoe Ontario

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 120"

Bluebird Posy Baskets Bluebird Posy Baskets
By: Lea Brummett,
Indiana, USA

I started designing this last year to used as a table topper for my dining room table. But now it’s large enough for a tablecloth. I lost interest in it and as we quilters do it became a UFO until about 3 weeks ago. I’m hoping to get it quilted within the next couple of weeks.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 76"

Broken Dishes Quilt Broken Dishes Quilt
By: Karin,
Australia

An ‘Oldie but a Goodie’; this quilt was one of the first bigger quilts that I made. It is used daily, has been through the washing machine several times and still looks great. The 8in blocks are made entirely out of scraps. The designer of this quilt is Jane Morgan (Stunning Patchwork No 1, 2007)

Quilt size: width: 51.5" height: 75.5"

Charmed Hearts Charmed Hearts
By: Lavonna ZWB,
Oregon, USA

This quilt was pieced together in 2002 using charm squares that I had exchanged with others. It is completely hand quilted with thousands of hearts throughout the design. It is my favorite of all the quilts I have made as I love scrap quilts and making beautiful things out of very little pieces.

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 92"

Civil War Fabrics  Miniature Civil War Fabrics Miniature
By: Nancy Mott,
Pennsylvania, USA

I had scraps of civil war reproduction fabrics that I used to make this miniature quilt in “The Lady of the Lake” pattern.
The pattern was shown on the Block of the Day of Quilt Pro Systems.
It was quilted on my Bernina machine.

Quilt size: width: 11.5" height: 12.0"

Daisies Daisies
By: Lies,
Netherlands

I wanted to make a quilt for my mother, who loved the garden and the spring. She died in 2000, before all daisies were finished. A few years later I made a quilt of these blocks, to keep us warm.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 45"

Growth Growth
By: art2wear,
Netherlands

I found a tutorial about making value quiltson the internet.
Iwas inspired by it to make this quilt called Growth.
techniques; piecing, free motion stitching and stencilling with fabric paint and lots of double stitched fabric leaves.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 45"

guarda-labores guarda-labores
By: maria jose gomez ruiz,
Spain

Small quilt, ideal to guard small labors or embroideries, and enrrollar making it cylindrical; realized with precious fabrics

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 15"

Halvsies Quilt Halvsies Quilt
By: Becky,
Utah, USA

Used half square triangles from a swap and added a bit of wool applique baskets and flowers.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"

Homage to Kate Spade Homage to Kate Spade
By: Ellen Wigginton,
Michigan, USA

I have long been a fan of the polka dots, stripes, shots of color and overall cheer conveyed by designer Kate Spade in her clothing, shoes, purse and accessories lines. I’ve planned to put together a quilt that shares her aesthetic and finally made it happen. I believe this one captures it perfectly

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 46"

Kaleidoscope in blue and white Kaleidoscope in blue and white
By: Julie Fukuda,
Japan

Made for an auction to raise money for the American School in Japan, this quilt was made with the help of some school mothers. After the blocks were assembled, it lived at my house between sessions while I quilted the blocks and re-quilted the problem areas in the border.

Quilt size: width: 92" height: 92"

Little Sister's Kite Tails Little Sister’s Kite Tails
By: For Quilts Sake,
Ohio, USA

This quilt has blue and purple batik triangles sewn down in the middles with their edges are left loose to curl up or bend in. It is wrapped around a wood frame with variegated yarn at the edges.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Majestic Gardens meets Quilt of Valor Majestic Gardens meets Quilt of Valor
By: Becky in KCMO,
Missouri, USA

This was made as part of Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad. The design is Monique Dillard’s and we made quilts to demonstrate how this design could be used for many different looks. There are 17 triangles in every 8″ block. I will be donating mine to Quilt of Valor after Quiltmaker is finished with it.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day
By: Oh Happy day,
Connecticut, USA

Oh Happy Day was made for a friend who came out of the hospital. It was made to cheer her up.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 82"

Over The Rainbow I Over The Rainbow I
By: Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts,
Germany

machine pieced and machine quilted
made of 1369 HST blocks from white solid and 182 different coloured fabrics, sorted over the rainbow from purple over red, yellow and green to blue
given as Christmas gift to my brother and his fiancé

Quilt size: width: 105" height: 105"

Random Break Random Break
By: Frances Contadino,
Ohio, USA

This is the back for Tranquil Waters. I had lots of scrapes left from my geese and just started putting together half square triangles. I called it Random Break because once blocks went together it seemed like some of them just broke away and created new triangles.

Quilt size: width: 49" height: 49"

Sam's Grandaddy Shirts Quilt Sam’s Grandaddy Shirts Quilt
By: Tammy Pettus,
Alabama, USA

This quilt is made entirely of 2″ half square triangles (except for the white border). It’s made from my daddy’s shirts. He passed away in November of 2010. This quilt was made for my nephew Sam. All nine of the grandkids will receive a quilt made from their Grandaddy’s Shirts. (3 more to go!)

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 52"

Sampler Quilt Sampler Quilt
By: Sally Manke, Fiber Artist,
Michigan, USA

Sampler queen bed quilt in rustic colors is designed from twelve different triangle sampler blocks. Blocks are set on point then joined with off white on ecru and rich brown triangular blocks. Two borders in rich red and brown accent the colors.
Created by me and quilted on my Handi Quilter.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 86"

Scrappy Niners - With A Little Help From My Friends Scrappy Niners – With A Little Help From My Friends
By: Kaaren Biggs,
Ontario, Canada

I received 81 blocks in a guild exchange and used every one of them in this quilt – a wonderful reminder of special friends.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 103"

Scrappy North Wind Scrappy North Wind
By: Cathy,
Michigan, USA

This quilt was made while living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I made it during a very cold and snowy winter. I thought the name matched not only the quilt but the time of year. I love Scrappy quilts.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 60"

Seaport Harbor Seaport Harbor
By: Sandy Deem,
West Virginia, USA

I made Seaport Harbor for my DD#2 guest room, our SIL collects lighthouses. I used as many reds, blues and whites that I could find for the quilt. It’s a happy quilt and makes everyone smile. It’s quilted with water and all kinds of sea shells.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 110"

Shattered Rainbow Shattered Rainbow
By: Shape Moth,
Germany

Rainbow HST quilt inspired by Andy Gilmore’s art, made using charm packs of Kona cotton. That was my first finished quilt which I quilted on my home sewing machine.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

She's Truly Lost Her Marbles! She’s Truly Lost Her Marbles!
By: Carol Ann Johnston,
Idaho, USA

The title of this queen quilt, She’s Truly Lost Her Marbles, comes from the first thing my sister said when she saw what I was working on! I tried out a new template set and decided to go for the smallest piece in the set, a triangle. The small triangles make up the ‘flower’ blocks, which are then s

Quilt size: width: 83" height: 90"

Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles Sisterhood of the Traveling Triangles
By: Debra Reinert,
Pennsylvania, USA

This quilt was assembled from HST collected from an exchange. It comtains squares collected from 8 countries including 35 of the (US) states. I assembled and quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Strawberry Stars Strawberry Stars
By: Michelle Marr,
Oregon, USA

I was playing around with different block designs. The green stars against a red background made me think of strawberries, so I dug through my stash and pulled out a bunch of red and green scraps and made myself a quilt — and wrote down the pattern in case anyone else wanted to make one, too.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 32"

Through The Looking Glass Through The Looking Glass
By: Cynthia Zoller,
New Hampshire, USA

This colorful quilt top is being made for my son Josiah and his lovely wife Elisa. One fabric which reminded me of Alice in Wonderland was the inspiration for all the different colors and prints in the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Triangle Massacre (100% scraps) Triangle Massacre (100% scraps)
By: Kelli F.,
California, USA

This quilt is made entirely of leftover scraps, and is named Triangle Massacre b/c during its making I think I killed every perfect point. ;) It contains approx. 600 triangles. It was a pattern my husband picked out.. he loves it and cares nothing about perfect points. :)

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 65"

Wilson Canyon Thistle Rose variation Wilson Canyon Thistle Rose variation
By: Judy MacLeod,
Ontario, Canada

My interpretation of Robert Callahan’s Wilson Canyon Thistle Rose pattern. The whole thing was put together from my stash and scraps. No fabric was purchased for this quilt. Hand quilted and my first attempt at putting a scrappy quilt together.

Quilt size: width: 95" height: 95"

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This post was published on February 22nd, 2013. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

338 Responses to “Scrappy Triangle Quilts”

  1. Vernon says:

    I use a color that compliments the main color of the quilt top, but I find myself using red the most.

  2. anna says:

    I use purple a lot but love all colours especially the multi colours

  3. Karen Schultz says:

    The thread color I use most in my quilting is a light tan or beige for piecing and sometimes for the quilting. But usually for the quilting I enjoy using variegated threads.

  4. Melissa says:

    White. I love how it looks on white and I use a lot of white in my quiilting.

  5. For piecing I mainly use a taupe colour, for quilting I am using ” linen” at the moment, the colour depends on what colours are in the quilt.

  6. Christine Brough says:

    hope l win :)

  7. Wanda Riggs says:

    For piecing, I usually use light beige or grey, for quilting, I try to use whatever color will not fight with quilt, unless I really want the quilting to show to make a statement.

  8. Christine Brough says:

    l like to use bleached white backgrounds with bright vibrant colors and l love to add hand embroidery and thread art to my quilts. the white deffinetly makes it stand out. black works the same way…opposite ofcourse, but it adds interest

  9. Jennifer says:

    I love to use the variegated threads when ever possible. Otherwise there is no one color in particular as I like to choose one that best compliments my quilt top.

  10. Cynthia says:

    The color i have been using the most lately is cream & red!!

  11. Shirley Jobson says:

    Color I use the most is a deep taupe color. Many of my projects are the rich country colors and this color works the best for sewing and quilting! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all!

  12. Julie says:

    I mostly use an-off white color like linen or ivory, but the color I use certainly varies to fit the project.

  13. Lizzie says:

    I love to use multicolored for quilting, or a shiny but thin white!

  14. Roxanne White says:

    These are really some pretty colors. Love them all :)

  15. Tommie O'Sullivan says:

    Petsonally, I generally use variegated threads, both rayon and metallic. However, I quilt for others and find that the extent of most people runs to ecru, beige, and tan. I vote for imagination!

  16. Dianna says:

    I like the way grey melts into any colour quilt. But variegated threads can look fab in negative space.

  17. MC says:

    I use mostly off white or black thread. They go with everything.

  18. Diane McLauchlan says:

    Lately I have worked with a lime green and a light purple. next is a variable called carnival and then it will be red! Colors are fun.
    Diane in Wyoming

  19. Mary Van Dijk says:

    I like to use varigated thread.

  20. Would love to win! I use mostly pink and white…

  21. Roberta says:

    I use grey or beige most of the time.

  22. Judy Wentz says:

    I love to quilt with Rainbow threads. I also use a lot of Aurifils neutral colors. You can never have too many colors of thread.

  23. Sam Alberts says:

    Lately I have been using a lot of lime green in my thread.

  24. Judy Chain says:

    What marveous quilts and was sure fun to vote.

    Thanks again for the inspiration and fun eye candy for quilters!

  25. Judy Chain says:

    Ooops! I forgot about the color thread. I use mostly light beige thread for my piecing and variegated for my quilting.

  26. Nita says:

    I use a complimentary colour, so it depends on the top. I really like varigated threads lately.

  27. crystal S. says:

    I love the varigated colors and a cream or off white.

  28. becky derry says:

    Thank goodness for variety I have no particular favorite just what strikes at the moment Thanks

  29. I use so many different colors but a lot of brown.

  30. Yvonne says:

    I usually use an off white thread. I do not want to take away from all the piecing of the quilt blocks with thread that takes your eye away from the main event.

  31. Melanie says:

    I usually use cream or variegated – just depends how I’m feeling.
    I’m only a beginner as far as quilting a quilt (more of a topper) so like Yvonne I try not to distract from then piecing.

  32. I love using variegated threads when quilting, and gray when piecing. It absolutely amazes me how no matter what colors you have used in a quilt top, there is the perfect variegated out there to compliment it! And now that I finally found the secret to not getting the variegateds to break constantly (topstitch needle), I love them all the more.

  33. Debby Patz says:

    I use colors to match my fabrics, but I almost always seem to choose variegated threads. I love the way they alternately blend and accent creating sparkle!

  34. Liz says:

    When piecing, I use natural (an off-white) and when quilting, I match the bobbin to the backing and usually a neutral tone that doesn’t distract from the pieced top.

  35. I mostly use white or off white in my quilting. For piecing, I like to use a light grey or cream.

  36. Sandie says:

    I <3 Aurifil threads! For piecing I typically use a soft medium gray, but really enjoy having a variety of colors to use for applique. The 50wt is wonderful for it, just disappears into the fabric and becomes almost invisible!

  37. Rebeckah says:

    I uses either white or black depending on the tone, though I do like to match thread to fabric if I hae the color.

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