Quilting Triangles

I have a project I am working on at the moment, that originally, I thought I could leave the triangles unquilted (46 of them). Well, the linen triangles are a little too puffy for my liking and I really need to quilt them.

That started me on this path:

  1. Using Angela Walters Shape by Shape book to find inspiration on how to quilt these triangles. I love this book.
  2. The designs had to be done with my walking foot. I am determined that I don’t need to change my foot on my machine for just these triangles.

These are the quilting patterns, I came up with for my 4″ triangles. Both of the designs are similar to Angela’s designs for Triangle 1 and 7 but I added some more detail in them to make them my own.

Nested Pyramids:
This is very similar to Angela’s example (Triangle 7), but I can not help myself….Star Trek badge ;-). I did do some initial marking for this block. I marked the 2 ” center line, and then along that line from the top, I marked 3 lines at a 1″ spacing. These marks are used as rough guides to evenly separate the sections.
NestedPyramid

Here are the quilted lines for this block; their directions, start and end points
NestedPyramid_QuiltDesign

Crown Jewel:
Looks like the center piece of a tiara, right? I did do some initial marking for this block as well. I marked the 2 ” center at the bottom, and then along the sides I marked a 1″ spacing. These marks are used as rough guides to evenly separate the sections.

Pyramid_QuiltDesign

Here are the quilted lines for this block; their directions, start and end points

Pyramid_QuiltInstruction

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15 thoughts on “Quilting Triangles

  1. Renee

    I love this quilting, especially in the blue thread! But I would hate to rotate a quilt that much! Unless it is a really small quilt, then I just deal with it so I have nice crisp straight lines. Otherwise I use my FMQ so I don’t have to rotate the quilt to get all the angles…and the lines end up a bit wonky, haha

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  2. Lizzie

    Thanks so much for showing not only the fab quilting, but the way you mark the quilt with guides. Really illuminating for me. I love the Star Trek nod too, but they are both ever so much better than echo quilting 🙂

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  3. clumsykristel

    That Angela Walters book is a pretty great one, isn’t it? I haven’t tried anything with it yet, but it’s on my mental to do list 😀

    Both these triangles turned out great! I’ll be interested to see the finished quilt.

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  5. kitty

    Thank you so much for the drawings marking directions, start and end!! I was just trying to figure out the best way to quilt Crown Jewels and here it is! Can’t thank you enough! Can’t wait to se the final result of your interesting project!!

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  8. capitolaquilter

    Wish I wasn’t so lazy and in need of getting my current quilt finished or I might give the pattern a try – it would look great with all of the triangle. Love yours!

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