What do these 2 quilts have in common?...Can you see the same shape in both if them?
I bet you can guess from my post title that I used a 60 degree triangle ruler to make both....the shape they have in common of course is a 60 degree triangle...they just look different because of they way these triangles are put together.
This first quilt I'll tell you about was made with this ruler by Creative Grids. It's one of the easiest quilts I have ever made because it's basically just a 1 patch block. I simply grabbed a bunch of fabric from my stash and cut each piece the exact same size of the ruler...then I stitched them together 13 across for a row. Then I made 8 rows....easy peasy.
This is what the edge looks like ....wavy and cute....I still need to bind it though.
Don't rush me...I just got it back from my quilter 4 weeks ago!...lol
Hanging over the edge of my cutting table....
Can you see the quilting?
My friend Helen Brutch quilted it for me....
Isn't she amazing?
I love it. It's a nice size to fit over the back of my red sofa.
This is the fabric on the back of the quilt.....big suprise...it's a polka dot! Yes, I heart polka dots.
Okay...on to the other quilt. I used this ruler to make it.It's still a 60 degree triangle ruler...just a smaller size.
I was inspired by this pattern by Sandy Klopp but I changed it up a little for a couple of reasons...
First off...I couldn't find the ruler that she used in my local quilt shop and I was ready to make it and didn't want to wait for one to be ordered in... I'm just impatient like that!
So I went home and looked through my rulers and found out I had one already by Marti Mitchell that would work just as well.
Another thing I did differently than Sandy's pattern is I only stitched 2 strips of fabric together before cutting into a triangle instead of 3 like she did. I wanted to use my stash of 2 1/2 inch strips so I sewed 2 together and cut them into 60 degree triangles and then joined 6 of the units together to form a hexie shape for each block.
I still need to bind this one too....I'm just a little behind. I made this quilt 2 years ago!
I used the Dick and Jane fabric on the back.
Helen quilted this one too.
She did a fabulous job .....as usual.
So for all of you girls out there who would like to switch it up a bit...grab some fabric from your stash and get yourself a triangle ruler....and party on!
Hope ya'll are havin' a great summer:)