Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Purple and Turquoise Triangle Quilt: Finished ...and a Free Pattern

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 freshlyhandmade@gmail.com


Linked To:
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday
I Have to Say... for Show and Tell Tuesday
My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday

26 comments:

  1. Fresh like a bouquet of lilacs!!! It was MADE for a little girl.

    Your daughter is beautiful!

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  2. It looks really great! Congratulations

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  3. OMG!!! it is beautiful!!! Now I want to make one in those very colours!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!

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  4. This turned out so great! I can tell your daughter loves it and will cherish it for a long time.

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  5. This quilt is so beautiful and your daughter has awesome taste ;o) Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with us, I can't wait to make one of my own!

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  6. This is AWESOME! Thanks SOOOO much for the tut Stacy! I absolutely love the colors in your daughters quilt - very soothing, perfect for naptime! She is so cute! This is gorgeous - now off to finish mine! Love the tips you gave, I already found a few I wasn't doing! Eeek!

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  7. Lovely. Both the quilt and the sweet girl. :-)
    I think you've done it....convinced me to finally branch out and try an all solids quilt. I don't know why I always assume prints...I see more and more solid quilts that really catch my fancy! Thank you for the generous tutorial. This looks like a very fun one to try...and a great excuse for a new triangle ruler. :-)
    I have one question.......Do you have any advice for backing with minky? That is another thing I've thought and thought of trying but I feel very intimidated by how "slinky" it is. Did you spray baste, or pin? Did you have trouble with it shifting as you machine quilted?
    Your lucky girl is sure to get lots of enjoyment out of her beautiful new quilt.

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  8. Lovely pictures, lovely daughter and lovely quilt! I love the blue & lavender what a beautiful combination. Thanks for sharing the free pattern.

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  9. This is so sweet! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  10. looks like spring. your model is lovely also. Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  11. This is too pretty! Oh my! I love it!! congrats!!!

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  12. Oh, my, this is gorgeous!! I love purple, too. I also love how you used the minky fabric on the back! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Know she will cherish this quilt!

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  13. Thanks so much for the tutorial. This quilt came out beautifully. I'd love to do one in greens for my little guy.

    Now, can you offer a tutorial on how you get your 5 year old to NAP??? Even the allure of a green quilt couldn't convince mine!

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  14. This quilt is just beautiful!! The pattern is great, showing exactly where to line them up before sewing is something many don't do. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. the colors in this quilt are so soft and pretty, almost like fluffy cotton candy! I love it, and I really enjoyed looking around your blog. I'm a new follower!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  16. What a wonderful quilt. So sweet, just like taffy...my favorite candy! Thank you for the tute, I've always wondered how to do that kind of quilt.

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  17. That is so pretty...my little girl would LOVE a quilt like that! I've never used minky as a quilt back. I'll have to try that sometime. It looks so cozy!

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  18. So pretty! I love the color palette you chose. Great photos, too!

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  19. The quilt and colors are beautiful. One of my 2014 goals is to make a triangle quilt with fabric I purchased last year. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. Lovely quilt, I'd like to try a triangle quilt at some stage, it's definitely on my list so thanks for the tutorial. Great photos.

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  21. Just GORGEOUS! And the quilt is nice, too! *Wink, wink* Love the colours. Your daughter has great taste. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. wow!!!
    what for a beautiul quilt!
    I love the colors <3

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