Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Triangle Tricks with Island Batik

The May Challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is Triangle Tricks.  We were challenged to get out of our comfort zone and play around with triangles. Well, that was good news for me because triangles are totally in my comfort zone!

I love working with triangles! They create so many different fun patterns. The challenge for me was trying to figure out what triangles I wanted to use! To make it easy I decided to use several different sizes and shapes of triangles in my project. 

I wanted something a little scrappy so I opened up some of these cute blue stash builders. Each roll has four 5 inch strips x WOF and there are 5 rolls per bundle; so 20 prints. There is a lot of fabric in these little bundles and lots of variety in prints. I ended up using three full rolls for this little quilt plus some background fabric. 

For the cutting I used the Accuquilt go cutter. I love cutting triangles with these dies. They always come out accurate and sew up so nice with the notches helping everything line up.  And the dog ears are already cut off! Can't beat that.

I ran 12 different prints through the machine with different triangle dies.

I used the 3 inch finished HST, the 1.5 inch finished HST, and the 3 in finished Square in a Square. 

No fabric was wasted on these. That left over fabric at the top of these cuts was perfect for my four patch squares.

The white background is one of my favorite Island Batik Foundation prints called Sprinkles.
I ran that through the die cutter as well. 

I cut out the blue triangle parts of the flying Geese by hand. After that I went to look on the Accuquilt site to see if they had a die for 1.5 x 3 inch flying Geese and they do! They sell it in a combo: The 1.5 HST and the 3 in QST.  I actually have both dies! Doh! I used the 1.5 HST for the white part, but it didn't dawn on me to use the 3 in QST die for the blue geese triangles. I'll have to spend more time on the Accuquilt site looking for other combos and ideas for future projects.

Out of all my blocks the Geese came out just a wee bit wonky.  Again, that's why I love these dies for cutting triangles. I do way less fudging when I use them.  Everything sews up so smooth.

I pieced the quilt using some leftover white Auriful Thread from one of my other quilting projects and quilted it with Hobbs Premium Heirloom Batting.

And as always it was sewn and quilted with Schmetz Needles. I love their chrome microtex needles. They are perfect for Island Batik fabrics.

This quilt is a small blue version of a Faceted Jewel quilt. It measures 42 inch square and the triangles in a square help give the illusion of circles.  Oh how these triangles play tricks and pretend to be curves. 

Happy Sewing!



  1. This is beautiful, Leah! I do love all my AccuQuilt Qubes!

  2. Beautiful quilt. Those colors are awesome.