Triangle Tricks

For the month of May, Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to create a quilt with triangles.

I love triangle quilts and have been recently playing with Half Square Triangles, but I decided I really wanted a chance to explore the Star 60 tool from Studio 180 Design to see what Triangles I could create.

I started with 2 1/2″ strips of Island Batik’s Tranquility fabric designed by Deb Tucker. I used the lighter foundation fabric, Conch, for my background.

I used 50 weight Aurifil thread along with a Schmetz Microtex Chrome Needle for piecing.

I had a lot of fun cutting shapes and playing with each triangle to decide how to lay it out. I used not only the instructions that came with the Star 60 tool, but also the Technique Sheets that were developed for the Star 60. Those are available on Studio 180 Design’s website as well as the tool. Oh, the possibilities …

The possibilities are endless. I had some limitations with the 2 1/2″ strip size, but it just gave me borders within which to experiment. Hmmmmmm…it would be fun to take some of the more interesting designs and see what they would look like as a hexagon star.

As I put the quilt together, it had a desert feel, with the background color and, thinking of the pops of colors coming up in the midst, I am calling this “Desert Blooms”.

“Desert Blooms”

I quilted with Hobbs Tuscany Collection 100% Wool batting, and Aurifil 50 weight thread color #2315.

On my long arm

For my binding I used leftover pieces of the 2 1/2′ strips which I cut down to 2 1/4″.

Buttermilk Foundation fabric (always available)
Desert Blooms

“Desert Blooms”

34″ x 36″

  • Original Design
  • Quilted with Aurifil #2315
  • Fabric: Tranquility 2 1/2″ strips for blocks, Conch foundation for background, backing Buttermilk
  • Batting: Tuscany Wool
  • Inspiration: Studio 180 Design Star 60 tool and Technique Sheets

4 thoughts on “Triangle Tricks

  1. I love this, Gail! What a great job using the Studio 180 tool. I have a couple of the tools that came in kits I purchased and have yet to use them. I look forward to learning more. You have inspired me!


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