Triangles in a Square Quilt

Monday, June 22, 2009



I'm taking a few vacation days from work here and there to work on projects and school work. It's been nice to get out of the office for a while, and it's even nicer to finish up some loose ends around here.





On Friday I quilted and sewed the binding on my triangle quilt. I don't normally do straight line quilting because accuracy is not my forte. Even though the lines are crooked and not all that parallel, I really love how the diamonds on this are all puffy.





This quilt is going in our living room on the couch. Since everything in our house is either green, blue or brown...this quilt is perfect for our house!





Here are the details:

Original pre-cut block size:

8" x 8"

Four yards of fabric in four different colors are needed (1 yard each color). You will be able to cut 20 blocks from each color.

Then, the 8" blocks are cut in half on the diagonal (40 triangles of each color).

Sew the triangles together to opposing colors. You will have 80 blocks total. Arrange the blocks in 8 columns and ten rows and sew together.

Binding (for 2.5" strips): 1/2 yard

Backing: 4 yards

The quilt is 54" x 68"







43 comments

  1. LOVE this quilt! And the binding is perfect. :)

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  2. Love. This. Quilt. Love the quilting, it's perfect for it. Love the colors, and the backing and binding. Just wonderful.

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  3. Rebekah, it is FABulous! I love it. The quilting is perfect on it, as is the binding. Wonderful!

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  4. The binding is perfect! Such a great quilt.

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  5. This is totally gorgeous! LOVE the simplicity of solid blocks, but FUN polka dot binding - well done! My entire house is blue/green/brow/grey - sweet!

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  6. It is so beautiful - and I love the quilting!! I agree with everyone else too - perfect choice on the binding!

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  7. Another spectacular quilt with awesome colors. You are so productive!

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  8. wowza!! the quilt is perfect! i love everything about it, seriously - everything! it's beautiful.

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  9. It looks great and I love the backing fabric. Great job.

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  10. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the first photo. LOVE IT!! And I know what you mean about the straight lines. They are pretty boring to do, but they can look so nice.

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  11. Do you mean one (1) yard of each color? A total of 4 yards. 16 yards just seems like too much fabric. The colors are wonderful and a great backing.

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  12. love the colors, the quilt, the quilting, AND the binding!

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  13. Ooh, you tempt me Rebekah to make this quilt! I love how you quilted it. It is perfect for the design. Great colors, cute quilt. Love it!!

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  14. wow- it's stunning! wonderful pattern, gorgeous colors- incredible fabrics, amazing binding... stunning!

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  15. I absolutely love this. Probabaly one of my favorites so far! Seriously I want to go to the store right now, get some fabric and get to work. Now, i just need to decide on colors, and find a fabric shop that is open at 10 at night. Tough one, maybe I'll just wait until tomorrow. I really do love it and I love the quilting, it is perfect for this pattern.

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  16. This is very pretty! I usually don't go for straight line quilting for the same reason, but when I do it, I generally like the outcome. Very nice!

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  17. Wow! The color scheme is so beautiful! I dont know how you make so many quilts.. and all of them look so good!

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  18. Wow! I love it, I have been thinking about this quilt all week, I didn't think you'd have it done so soon! Congrats!

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  19. First, I LOVE this quilt! The colors are so fresh and fun! Second, I love the title of your blog! I hate being called Becky too :) Third, I think its awesome that you spell your name with a K and an H! :) I found your blog through flickr and I'm glad I did! :)

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  20. Another beautiful quilt! Love that binding fabric.

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  21. These are my house colors too. Love it. Roan has a scrap quilt in this same design from his grandmother, but it's all prints and some solids.

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  22. Beautiful! The backing panel is a perfect compliment to the front.

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  23. Beautiful quilt, and I really enjoyed looking over your last so many posts. Love the bag you made your sis, the knitted vest, and shirts you made. Nice getting to know you a bit through your blog. :)

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  24. great job on the quilting and i LOVE the backing!

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  25. This is great! Love your quilting.

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  26. Love your quilt. The backing and front color choices are perfect together. The polka dot binding is a neat touch. I had to reread the directions a couple of times, they seemed too easy, when I saw your pictures of the quilt in progress...the light went on.

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  27. love this...love the colors and the binding is the icing on this quilty cake!!

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  28. This is soooo fabulous, beautiful, awesome! I totaly love this quilt! The back fabric is beautiful too and you work sooo precise. Beautiful!

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  29. I love it! The colors are perfect and I love the simple solid fabrics you used for the top!

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  30. Another beautiful quilt Rebekah! You must have quite a collection now :)

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  31. it turned out beautifully! i am so impressed with your precise quilting lines.

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  32. You are amazing! It's too beautiful!

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  33. it's gorgeous! i just LOVE it!!! thanks for sharing the specifics. i love the quilting on it, too. the perfect treatment for this quilt.

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  34. your quilt is AMAZING - love the colors!

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  35. what a great quilt - I LOVE the colours - the backing is the BEST

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  36. I have to tell you that the name of your blog was my moto for college. I too was named Rebecca and was always called Becky until college when I literally threatened (and at times) pounding if they called me Becky. I am now Rebecca!
    Love the quilts and am glad I found your blog. I am always looking for inspiration for handcrafts.
    Rebecca O of Buffalo

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  37. Mary WinterbottomJuly 7, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    love it! So simple, yet such a statement!

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  38. catching up on blog reading! gorgeous! love the binding!

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  39. I love these colors--especially the blue. I can never seem to find the rich shades I want in solid colors. Would you mind sharing where you found your fabric? Gorgeous quilt!

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