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. : )

47 comments:

Liane Radford said...

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

tubakk said...

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.

Lucinda Fenske said...

Very nicely done! Love it!

Maggie said...

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.

Samantha said...

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!

Poppyprint said...

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.

Elaine said...

Love the design for the quilt! Just wonderful!

Patricia said...

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

Faith Jones said...

This is so cute and I love the quilting!

Katie B said...

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.

Jenny said...

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

Karen said...

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

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

I love it! Love every detail.

Jenelle said...

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! :)

Chris S said...

Very cute!

Heidi Staples said...

Absolutely adorable! I love this collection!

Patricia said...

It is just totally adorable and would absolutely love it.

SewCalGal said...

Sweet baby quilt.

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SIMPLESEW said...

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

Dianne Neale said...

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

Karen@littlebirdiequilting said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

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

factotum-of-arts.com said...

beautiful quilt - front and back. Lovely!!

diane said...

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

knitnkwilt said...

Adorable!

traceyjay said...

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

MsMidge said...

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

Chara Michele said...

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

Renae said...

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 :)

Dea said...

It's adorable!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

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

Sarah said...

just beautiful!

Hollie Lobosky said...

This is so adorable! Love it!

Kate Brown said...

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

Plum Cox said...

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

Andrea Pannell said...

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

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

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

ChristaQuilts said...

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 :-)

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Love the baby quilt!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

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

schlawittchen said...

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

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

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!

Grace said...

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 :)

Lee said...

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!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

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

Betsy said...

Hi Lee- we love, love this quilt so much we would like to replicate it exactly. Could you tell us the overall size and the size of your triangles? Would love to know and can't wait to get started. Thanks so much for sharing!
Betsy

Lee said...

Hi Betsy - Sorry, I don't remember any of the measurements or specifics, and since I gave away the quilt to another family, I can't get it out and look! But I do know I used a 60-degree tri-rec ruler, if that helps. My guess is the triangles are between 4" and 5" tall. And I usually make my baby quilts around 36" x 48" in size. Sorry I can't help more!

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