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Scrappy Triangle Baby Quilt

Another one to cross off the quilty bucket list! I’ve wanted to make a triangle quilt for ages, and the fact that I had a stack of adorable orange triangles leftover from this quilt was the perfect excuse to dive right in. I added some navy, deep teal and white-on-white prints from my stash and it became the perfect travel-ready project. Because, yes, I am that person who brings a sewing machine on vacation. 

Can you blame me though? Look at this beautiful room! This is seriously my favorite place in the world. My family owns a lovely house up in Prince Edward Island, Canada and this summer we (finally!) made it back up there — it’s been five years since our last trip! We were joined by my parents and siblings and had the most wonderful time together. If teleportation was an option, I’d be up there every night! 

But I digress. After sewing the triangles into pairs and then quadruplets, I arranged them on my design wall back at home. From there, the quilt top went together quickly, though I gave myself a bit of a free pass on the accuracy. Just don’t look too closely at some of the points! I love that there are a few fussy cut blocks in here, and that there’s no shortage of little critters peaking out here and there. The tanuki are a personal favorite 🙂 

Luckily for me, I had the perfect backing for this quilt already in my stash — aqua owls from Patty Sloniger’s Les Amis line for Michael Miller. I’ve been hoarding it for too long and I’m glad to put it to use. But, it’s the quilting that I love so much about this quilt. I was inspired by argyle and decided to quilt it with diagonal lines right through the triangles. I love the secondary design that it creates. The gentle quilting plus the flannel backing make for a perfectly cozy and cuddly baby quilt. 

This one is being gifted to our dear friends who just had their second child, but first son. He’s just about the cutest thing that ever was, and I can’t wait to see him use it 🙂 

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts. Happy sewing all!

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Laura November 3, 2017, 8:38 am

    Beautiful!

  • Gemini Jen NZ November 4, 2017, 4:52 am

    It is really lovely – what a great use of scraps.

  • The Joyful Quilter November 7, 2017, 12:42 pm

    Top to bottom, back to front, LOVE it!! Congrats on a beautiful finish (and marking a quilt off the bucket list.) Well done!

    • Jen November 7, 2017, 12:54 pm

      Thanks so much!!

  • Tacy November 7, 2017, 10:21 pm

    Ooh – I like this one a lot!! Your hoarded backing is PERFECT and the quilting is, too!! I know your friend will cherish it

    • Jen November 9, 2017, 1:57 pm

      Thank you, Tracy!!

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