The purple and turquoise triangle quilt for my daughter is finished and thankfully she loves it. She doesn't always have the best track record when it comes to consistently liking things. What can I say, she's five. The one thing that I can count on is her love for purple (and blue) so I had a good feeling I was going to deliver on this one. You can read my prior posts on this quilt and her color obsession here and here. For today, I'm just going to share with you the finished quilt in pictures. And, because I found that triangle quilts can be tricky, and because some of you were curious on how I made this one, and because you all are just so awesome, I have a free pattern and tutorial available for you to download at the end of this post. I sincerely appreciate all the nice comments and encouraging words that I've received and I hope you all get to make this quilt or one similar with success!
Ok, now let's look at the finished product and my darling babe, shall we? The quilt measures 52" x 64" which is plenty big for her now and something she can use for many years to come.
I quilted it with straight stitching along the diagonal and horizontal seams in light purple thread.
For the back, I used super soft light purple minky. I think that is my daughter's favorite part. I decided to add a bit of pattern with the binding which is Mini Confetti Dot by Dear Stella Designs. You can see that it has already been washed and dried and has a lovely antique-like crinkle.
Here is my sweetie with her new quilt. I got a few shots in before nap time.
And I had to sneak in and take a couple of her sleeping with it too.
I'm telling you, with the amount of purple this girl has she will coordinate with her quilt on a daily basis.
A couple notes on the quilt pattern and tutorial. I wrote it for a beginner, even though I don't know if this is really a beginner quilt. The methods I used are just what worked for me with the tools that I used. If you've had problems in the past with a triangle quilt or if this is your first time, you may have to make some adjustments depending on your equipment and materials. I encourage you to make a couple small samples before cutting all of your fabric (like I did) in case you aren't a fan of the results.
Click the image below to access the PDF pattern.
I'd love to see your finished quilts using this pattern. If you have any questions, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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