You know how every doodle-er has something that they always, always, doodle? Well, my constant doodle is triangles. If there’s a pen and a piece of paper before me, changes are I’ve doodled a triangle or three on it. I’ve done this forever so it was only a matter of time before I made a triangle quilt. I’ve wanted to make one for a while and was looking over my fat quarter collection and realized a pink and black quilt could be kind of fun and a pink and black triangle quilt could be really fun. For some reason, I thought making an equilateral triangle quilt would be really challenging. It wasn’t. Once I figure out the angle on my cutting board and did the math (there are 352 triangles in this quilt! 16 rows of 22 triangles), it was just a matter of cutting, cutting, and more cutting – I think I actually wore a groove on my cutting mat. If I had to do it all over again, I think I would make larger triangles – at least 5″. At 4″ with a seam allowance, these triangles are pretty tiny and the quilt is smaller than I thought it be.
There is nothing special about the back – I cut a yard of the purple in half and threw what I had left of the pink dot in the middle. The binding is almost the last of some black scraps from a dress, except for a little corner of green.
I’m going to enjoy looking at the happy quilt before I turn it in! This is Project Linus quilt #6.