Simply Triangles ~ A Finished Quilt

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

The super hot and humid weather this week gave me a good excuse to stay inside and finish up my latest quilt, Simply Triangles. I’ve been working on this quilt here and there, while I was on breaks from other commitments. It’s fun to have something new and original that I can show you right when it’s finished!

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

The prints in this quilt are all from Vanessa of V and Co‘s fabric lines, Simply Color and Simply Style. As I mentioned in my last post about this quilt, this wasn’t my original plan when I started cutting into the fabric. But I’m really glad I played with the triangles once they were created and came up with something fresh.

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

Each “diamond” is made up of 8 triangles. The triangles are a combination of 2 prints. I actually just cut strips from the layer cake, sewed those together, and cut my equilateral triangles from the strips. I *think* the strips were something like 1.75″ and 2″, but don’t hold me to that. They were all sized wrong once I started sewing them together in rows (because I changed my design idea midway through), so I had to trim them all after the fact. Which…is why there will probably not be a pattern for this quilt! I really made it up as I went along.

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

One new thing I tried for this quilt was using Heat n Bond Batting Tape to fuse two pieces of batting together. (Supplied by the kind folks at ThermoWeb). I was a bit nervous, but I planned it so the seam was behind the color section of the quilt top and it turned out great! You can’t tell at all that it isn’t one piece of batting. And you can’t see the batting seam through the quilt.

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I quilted this one in a free motion meandering style. I think it will crinkle up really nice in the wash. The binding is white, just like the negative space. The finished quilt measures 55″ x 70″.

Simply Triangles by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

For the back, I decided to do some scrappy piecing. The prints are from Denyse Schmidt’s first line for JoAnns and the other two fabrics are just solids from my stash. Overall, a very happy quilt!

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33 Comments

  1. Reply

    Christine Sherman

    July 18, 2013

    So pretty!!

  2. Reply

    Jessamie

    July 18, 2013

    I love this it is so beautiful and fresh!

  3. Reply

    Reena Kaplowitz

    July 18, 2013

    I have been using the heat press batting together tape for years- never had any issues with it tho I do not typically have the major blank areas you do have. I guess Thermo web is out with a competing brand now.
    Very nice quilt!

  4. Reply

    kaholly

    July 18, 2013

    How fresh and pretty!!

  5. Reply

    Sarah

    July 18, 2013

    This is gorgeous!

  6. Reply

    Tammy

    July 18, 2013

    Very nice and modern. Love it.

  7. Reply

    elsa

    July 18, 2013

    Love your quilt ~ so fresh and wonderful!

  8. Reply

    rosa

    July 18, 2013

    Simply beautiful!

  9. Reply

    Lauren aka Giddy99

    July 18, 2013

    It’s lovely!

  10. Reply

    Elizabeth Miler

    July 18, 2013

    I love this quilt but than again i love all your quilts.
    It reminds me of a spring day after a rain storm and the air smells so fresh and clean

  11. Reply

    Debbie

    July 18, 2013

    Very fun and different, and I love all the negative space with that cool pop of color!

  12. Reply

    Ginny Worden

    July 18, 2013

    Lovely and fresh looking.You nailed it.

  13. Reply

    shirley tener

    July 18, 2013

    c00l

  14. Reply

    Ellen

    July 18, 2013

    Love the quilt.

  15. Reply

    Jacey

    July 18, 2013

    It’s a really lovely quilt, Faith! I also recently tried a batting tape. It’s nice to be able to use batting scraps.

  16. Reply

    Lori C.

    July 18, 2013

    Wow! This certainly doesn’t look simple! All that negative space and “borderlessness” really help define the blocks. I love the way the triangles come together to make it look like hexagons. Another “Faith-ful” beauty!

  17. Reply

    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    July 18, 2013

    LOVE IT!!! : )

  18. Reply

    Kathleen Stanish

    July 18, 2013

    Very clever triangle placement. Quite nice.

  19. Reply

    Beth

    July 18, 2013

    Totally awesome!!!

  20. Reply

    Rebecca Grace

    July 18, 2013

    I really like this one, Faith! It would look fantastic in a bed sized version, planned so that the triangle/hexi swath would fall on top of the bed near the bottom of the mattress, where you would fold an extra blanket or throw. And then bright pillows piled up at the head of the mattress, incorporating some of those great prints…

  21. Reply

    Susan

    July 18, 2013

    It’s beautiful!

  22. Reply

    sarah schraw

    July 18, 2013

    Very nice! I love V and Co.

    I’ve done that before too- thought maybe something I made could be a pattern but then ended up doing it to weird to explain. 🙂

  23. Reply

    Janet M.

    July 18, 2013

    This is gorgeous! I love all the negative space…it really makes the diamonds pop.

  24. Reply

    Sue Moore

    July 18, 2013

    Love the quilt & think I might just have to have some of that fabric!!! It will great in my stash until I figure out where to use it!! 🙂

  25. Reply

    Claire Desrochers

    July 18, 2013

    I love this quilt so very much. Could you perhaps be persuaded to give just a bit more information as to how you put it together as I would really love to make something like this. It speaks to me on so many levels and that fabric is fabric I absolutely covet but need something definite to make with it to justify the purchase to my darling husband – no sarcasm there, he really is a darling.

    • Reply

      Faith

      July 19, 2013

      Hi Claire,

      Thank you! If you check out the pictures in this post, you can see the layout of the individual triangles.

      http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=2790

      I then just cut the same size white triangles to complete each row, sewed the rows together until I had a rectangle of the color section. I then added the large background rectangles of white to the top and bottom of the color strip.

      Hope that helps!

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    Danielle Monique

    July 19, 2013

    This definitely needs to be written up and sold in your PDF store. Beautiful!

    • Reply

      Tina

      July 26, 2013

      I second that, I would love this pattern. I love all of your work.

  27. Reply

    Gloria Mann

    July 19, 2013

    When I saw the quilt a huge grin came across my face. I know that I would love to try this pattern. Great backing too. I have never tried a multi fabric quilt backing. I think that it is about time, and I am going to attempt to put one on the most recent quilt now being sewn. (Though, I know chosing the right fabric combination is key.)

    As always thank you for sharing.

  28. Reply

    Julie

    July 22, 2013

    Love that you changed the design halfway through and made it work! Looks lovely! And inspiring! I love your style.

  29. Reply

    Sondra

    July 23, 2013

    Wonderful quilt, I love the look of simplicity!

  30. Reply

    Kara

    August 1, 2013

    It’s beautiful, Faith! I love the use of the negative space.

  31. Reply

    Jane B

    August 5, 2013

    I love the diamond and hexagon patterns, I’m also seeing six pointed stars. Cool pattern.

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