Sunday, August 30, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along - Week 1


Welcome to Week 1 of the Love Triangle Quilt Along.  I am really excited you have decided to join in and make your very own Love Triangle Quilt.  This Quilt Along is designed to be casual and relaxed so that you can have heaps of fun, meet new quilty friends and be inspired by all the #lovetrianglequilt that will be made during the Quilt Along.  There are prizes up for grabs each week from some amazing Sponsors and I will be here to give tips, tricks or helpful details for you to successfully finish your Love Triangle Quilt.

If you are wanting to join in - it's not too late at all (you can join in at any point).  To participate all you need to join in is



3. Post your pics from the weeks prompts on Instagram to - #lovetrianglequilt#lovetriangleqal and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

All the details can be found here at this Blog Post for what you will need to get started.


Week 1 - Selecting your Fabric
This weeks task is all about selecting and choosing the fabric you would like to make your Quilt from. Post a pic to Instagram, using the above hash tags of your fabric pull or quilt planning to show us what you will be making your Love Triangle Quilt from and to be in the running for this weeks prizes. (NOTE - do not post full colouring pages PLEASE!)

Fabric pull by @novaquilts


This is where the sky is the limit - whether you choose Solids or Prints this quilt works.  You can grab fabrics from your stash or use a collection.  

While I have made my original Love Triangle Quilt from Tula Solids (fabric colours used are listed in the pattern) I also have made one using a Black Confetti Dash and White Background with 80's inspired Neon Colours.  This was made all out of print style fabrics.  I also made a Mini Version using Carolyn Freidlander fabrics from her Collection CF and Jetty collections. 



If you are looking for inspiration for fabrics then head to the #lovetrianglequilt hash tag.  There you will see lots of different fabrics that have been used so far to make End Game Quilts.

Solids
Solids work so well for this Quilt and the choices of different Fabric Company Solids is huge.  I have included in the pattern the names of the Tula Pink Solids I used but you can pick any colour scheme you like for this.  One way to do this is head over to Pinterest and search Colour Palettes - this gives you lots of boards with a selection of colours already that co-ordinate and work well together.  From here you can pick and choose solids for any colour palette you like.

Prints
For this quilt - multi directional prints work best and are easiest - You can use small scale prints that really give the cohesive look to how many triangles read as one large triangle. Or large scale prints like big florals are also fabulous as these really stand out due to the size of the Triangles.

Directional Prints - you can certainly use directional prints - HOWEVER be aware that as you cut the Triangles along your width of fabric (WOF) that one will be right side up and the other upside down as you cut along the fabric due to the triangle shape.  So if you are wanting to match directional fabrics then you will need to allow for extra fabric when you purchase. 

Scrappy
This design also works perfectly to pull fabrics from your stash if you want to go with a scrappy vibe.  Check out these amazing two examples of how Scrappy might be just the perfect look you are after for your Love Triangle Quilt.

Love Triangle Quilt by @sarai_hobbies

Love Triangle Quilt by @zanymouse

Colouring In Page
Included in the pattern is a Colouring Page - simply print out or copy this page from your pattern and grab your colouring in pencils.  This is designed to help you plan out and play with the colours and fabrics until you have a colour palette you are happy with.  

Other tools that may be helpful in planning out your colour palette might be colour cards of swatch samples.

Cutting your Fabrics


Now that you have chosen your fabrics, this week is also all about cutting into them.  So let's have a chat about anything you need to take into consideration before chopping them up.

1 - ENSURE your Pattern Template is printed out at the Correct size - if you are using the pattern Template page provided in the Pattern - you MUST make sure this is printed at 100% on your Printer.  There is a 1in Test Square - measure it and make sure it is 1in - if it is not you need to check the settings on your Printer.  Do NOT print out at "Fit to Page" or "Scale to fit" - it must be printed out at 100% to make sure your Triangle measures 3in, 6in or 8.5in.  If you are using my Template Sets - this does not apply to you and if you are using a Top Trimmed or other Equilateral Triangle it is a good idea to lay this onto top to check the sizing.

2 - I highly suggest you cut a few test Triangles first from some scrap fabric to ensure you have the correct sizing for you Equilateral Triangles.  As mentioned in the pattern - not all Equilateral Triangles have the same measurement markings on the.  Some are "Top Trimmed" some are not.  So unless you are using my Template set - PLEASE make and sew a few test Triangles first with the correct seam allowance to ensure you have the correct sizing before you cut into your yardage.  It is better to make sure the width of the Triangles is correct before cutting them all.

3 - Directional Fabrics - directional fabric are not accounted for in the fabric requirements.  So if you are choosing a directional fabric you may need to consider sourcing more fabric to account for this if you want your fabric to run directionally.  

Cutting Tags 
Included in your pattern are Cutting Tags.  These are designed to assist you keep everything all sorted once you decide which fabrics will be which and then to make sure you cut the correct number as you work.

Prizes
This week we have 2 prizes up for grabs from our Sponsors

Sew Mondo have offered up a $75 Gift Certificate for one winner




Patchwork Threads have a $25 Store Credit for one winner

So to be eligible for this weeks prizes - make sure to post your pics of your Fabric Pull or Fabric Planning on Instagram to - #lovetrianglequilt, #lovetriangleqal and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.

I hope you enjoy making your End Game Quilt with us.
Happy Quilting 
Jemima x 

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