Tumbling Triangles Quilt – Free Pattern

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It's the Friday kicking off the Labor Day weekend. I heard on the radio as the alarm went off that Traverse City (that's me!) and Mackinaw City are the top two destinations for the holiday weekend. In keeping with my control freak personality when it comes to the boutique I'm going in to the shop in a few minutes to organize, select special display areas, post the weekend specials signs, give orders to the staff and probably drive them crazy in the process. We've got the most beautiful lace trimmed and gathered bodice camisoles in a rainbow of colors for only $10 each this weekend. Can I sell 600 in a weekend? I'll let you know.


Tumbling Triangles

Now for the Tumbling Triangles quilt. The antique quilt was made using two solid color fabrics. The darker of the 1930s pink solids and an off-white background. What could be easier. If you're going to make a two color version, choose fabrics with a good amount of contrast between them. Later today I'll add the extra sheet with other color options of Civil War fabrics, florals and a scrap buster 1930s version. I drafted a few border ideas to the options page even though the original quilt had not borders.


Tumbling Triangles Block

When piecing this quilt I just use my tried and true method for making the half square and quarter square triangles and square up the units before completing the block. You can use whatever method you like best to make the triangle units. I do like the fact my old fashioned way allows me to put together these monotonous pieces together a little at a time while I'm working on another project. I use them as leader pieces as I'm chain piecing and before you know it they're done.

Coming up next: A quick and easy Flower Bouquet Topper.

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