Friday, February 8, 2013

Triangle Baby Quilt

Triangle baby quilt Yeah, it's about time I finished this one! I feel like I've been either thinking about or working on this baby quilt for months. Almost four months, to be exact, since that's how old the baby now is. : ) Hopefully it was worth the wait.

Triangle baby quilt
The fabric is from Fox Hollow by Monaluna, which I won in a giveaway a while back from The Sewing Journal. This line is so adorable! The perfect choice for a babyish (but not too babyish) and girly (but not too girly) quilt. I decided to go with triangles for the design, and scattered the print triangles among lots of white, a look inspired by Adrianne's Rebel Amish quilt. Then a little straight-line quilting finished her off.

Triangle baby quilt
I have to admit, I'm kind of regretting cutting my red-striped binding on the bias. It ended up looking a little too candy-cane-ish for my tastes. Regular straight stripes probably would have been better. But fortunately, the baby's parents are Indiana fans, so I don't think they'll object to red stripes in any format. (Hello, crazy candy-cane warm-up pants!)

Triangle baby quilt - the back
I used a few more of the fat-quarters from the Fox Hollow bundle on the back, including the cheater print. And I actually didn't realize until after I had cut into the FQs that one of the Fox Hollow prints is an alphabet print (it's the one along the sides of the quilt, in the middle). It's so cute!

Triangle baby quilt
And my favorite part of this quilt? The print with the mommy fox being followed by two little baby foxes. This was the family's second little girl in less than two years, so it seemed very fitting. : )

45 comments:

  1. Love this quilt! And the fox fabric is so cute!

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  2. This quilt turned out so pretty. And the back side is just as pretty as the front. You can be proud of this, for sure.

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  3. I think the bias stripes only look candy canish in the closeups- in the shots that show the whole quilt it blends nicely with the quilt.

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  4. I quite like the striped binding- not to candy cane-ish at all! And that fabric does strike just the right balance of adorable but not too babyish!

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  5. That's a fantastic baby quilt and I love how you've quilted it. A stripey biased binding is my absolute fav. I think it adds great energy to a quilt.

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  6. Love the design for the quilt! Just wonderful!

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  7. I always like stripes cut on bias for binding. It adds a lot!

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  8. This is so cute and I love the quilting!

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  9. Hey, as an Indiana fan, I can confirm that the red-and-white stripes are always going to be a win! (And let's not talk about last night's game, mmkay?)
    This is really cute, Lee! The triangles are just perfect.

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  10. I love this, and it's an awesome way to showcase fabrics that you may only have little bits of.

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  11. Those foxy prints are gorgeous! And I love it when the back of the quilt is as lovely as the front, great job :o)

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  12. This is such a fun quilt! I really like this collection too. My first impression was that the binding was perfect for this project and lent a whimsical quality to the quilt. I like it! :)

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  13. Absolutely adorable! I love this collection!

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  14. It is just totally adorable and would absolutely love it.

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  15. Sweet baby quilt.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  16. So adorable.. I love the colors.. Also your invited to my 1 yr Blogaversary Monday,, lots of giveaways.. cya

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  17. A beautiful quilt. I love the colours. And I think the back is just as nice as the front!

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  18. that's a beautiful, fresh looking quilt; nicest little baby quilt I've seen for a long time. Lovely choices!

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  19. Cute, and I love both the front and the back :o)

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  20. beautiful quilt - front and back. Lovely!!

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  21. It's perfect. The back and the front are both beautiful

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  22. so cute! And I LOVE how you did the back! ♥
    baby quilts are the best.

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  23. That is just divine! I just finished your Kissing Fish quilt which was a huge challenge for me! This looks a little more tame for my liking? lol

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  24. This is just darling! (And I actually love the binding! I don't think it looks too candy cane!)

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  25. Oh my! I've been making coaster sets from this fabric (with red striped binding!) and was looking at the scraps last night wondering what to do with it - I LOVE the random triangles with the plain colours! You have inspired me :)

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  26. I love it! great design, fabrics, quilting! So fantastic Lee.

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  27. I love it! Very cute fabrics and I like the mommy fox too :)

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  28. What a lovely quilt! I think that the bias on the binding is perfect, and wouldn't change anything.

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  29. LOVE this! I love triangles and I love white space. Perfect.

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  30. Love it! I'm always a fan of triangles! :)

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  31. I actually like the candy cane striped binding. It think it adds a bit of whimsy to the quilt. And the outline quilting is perfect! Very simple yet enough :-)

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  32. This turned out beautifully, a nice mix of colours and white.

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  33. One of the most beautiful quilts I've seen so far ♥. Thank you very much for the inspiration!

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  34. I have a lot of triangles left over from cutting out hexagons for another quilt...now I know what to do with all my left over triangles!

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  35. I am a beginner quilter...is there a way I can get a pattern for this? I love the geometry, size and colors! I checked out the Rebel Amish post from Bluebell, but there weren't really any directions either... My friend is having a baby shower in August and I would love to make this for her baby girl. Thanks for any help you can provide :)

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    1. Hi Grace - sorry, I don't have a pattern for this one. I was kind of winging it and working without a pattern - I have a 60-degree triangle ruler, so I just cut triangles and sewed them together until I had the size I wanted! I know that's not much help, sorry. : ) I'm sure if you search the patterns on Craftsy or the Fat Quarter Shop, you might be able to find a similar pattern somewhere. Good luck!

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  36. I finally got my own triangle quilt finished. Thanks so much for the inspiration! You can see mine here http://www.piecesbypolly.com/2013/09/modern-rocket-boys-triangle-quilt.html

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