Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Triangles Askew quilt

One of the primary reasons for me starting this challenge is that I have alot of fabric that I would like to use.  My fabric stash spans many years of quilting and buying fabric so I have quite a bit of fabric.  The biggest problem for me is that as fabric has changed so has my taste in fabric.  Now I have a room full of fabric that I'm not that crazy about. I figure the best way to use it is to make scrap quilts which fits well with my challenge of creating quilts from nickel (5") squares of fabric.  For the most part, I have used fabric from my stash for this challenge but I seem to keep buying backing fabric.  I really need to start making the back of my quilts scrappy also. As if the challenge of creating 55 quilts using 5" squares isn't enough, I'm now challenging myself to not buy more fabric until I use what I have.  We will see how long that lasts!

On that note, I am proud to say that my Triangles Askew quilt was made entirely of fabrics from my stash! I have been wanting to design a masculine quilt and asked my husband if he thought the border fabric (see photo below) was masculine.  He said,  "Well, those are dartboards", referring to the pattern on the fabric. Don't know why I didn't see that. 

The fabric used in the border became the inspiration for the color scheme.  After pulling coordinating 5" squares from my many stacks of nickel squares, I chose the tan fabric for my background and decided to make half square triangle blocks.  My Triangles Askew quilt is the result.  It has not been quilted yet and I am still working on piecing the back.  I'll post the finished quilt and be sure to show the back.


  1. Boy, you make THE nicest points! How are you planning to do the quilting? (what kind of pattern)

    I think the background calms things down a lot & is exactly what is needed!


  2. I have no idea how to do the quilting at this point. But I'll be sure to post it when it's done. Thanks for the comments.

  3. Do you use Thangles? Like it a lot!

  4. No, I use the perfect half square triangle ruler by June Tailor. My next post talks about it.

  5. HI! Is this your own design? I really like it! I'm on a similar stash reduction program...but have not set my goals quite as high as you. You inspire me!!

    Deb from

  6. I love this pattern, I've pinned it as one of my inspirations on Pintrest.
    Claire from