I am thrilled to announce the launch of my Triangle Joy Pattern, my latest modern quilt pattern.
Dig into your scrap basket for a delightfully scrappy version OR you can use some of those treasured prints that you may only have small remnants of.
To celebrate, I’m holding a fun Giveaway of some modern prints and solids. Be sure to scroll down for the entry requirements.
Paper-piecing has taken the contemporary quilt world by storm—and for good reasons. Paper-piecing is a way to accurately piece complex blocks. And once you get the hang of it, paper-piecing is really quite easy!
Triangle Joy Pattern–Inspiration
I started designing the blocks in Triangle Joy as an improvisational project when I participated in an online challenge to make a mini quilt with triangles.
I realized that I was having so much fun designing triangle blocks that I kept going and switched over to EQ8 quilt design software to design paper pieced triangle blocks. My goal was to design a series of blocks that kept an improvisational look in the design.
If you want to see the inspiration quilt, go HERE to read my blog post.
Triangle Joy is designed for beginner or experienced paper piecers. And, you can make it in a variety of fabrics.You can make this pattern in solids (like the sample quilt on the cover) or use a variety of print scraps for the triangles and the background.
Full Size Templates
In this pattern, you have full-size templates for 11 paper-pieced blocks. You can print the paper piecing patterns on your home printer. (Be sure to print or copy the pages at 100%.) I’ve also included a planning page to help you keep organized.
If you have successfully paper-pieced simple blocks, then you should have no difficulty making any of the blocks in this pattern. Also, to help you get started, I have graded the blocks for “degree of difficulty.” Even if you are a very experienced paper-piecer, I suggest starting with the blocks labeled Easy. Sometimes we have to do a refresher if we’ve been away from it for a while.
Fabric Choices and Requirements
You can make this pattern in solids (like the sample quilt on the pattern cover) or use a variety of print scraps for the triangles and low volume prints for the background. Check out these examples.
Here are the fabric requirements for this pattern:
**12 to 20 assorted solids or modern prints (approximately 1-1/4 yards total for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/8 yards for 64″ x 64″ size)
**Background fabrics for blocks: 1-1/2 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/8 yards for 64″ x 64″ size
**Borders: 1-1/2 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/4 yards for 64″ x 64″ size
**Backing: 3-1/4 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 4 yards for 64″ x 64″ size
Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Fabric Giveaway
I am giving away two fabric bundles. How to enter: Comment below –what do you enjoy most about paper piecing? US entries only please. IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT PUT YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR ACTUAL COMMENT. The commenting system asks for it separately when you post your comment. Comment by August 15th at 5 p.m. Eastern US.COMMENTS CLOSED. WINNERS WILL RECEIVE EMAIL! I will draw a random number for the two winners and notify you by email. (US entries only please.)