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60-Degree Triangle Stars

by | Sep 3, 2015

60degree_flatThis quilt was finished a while back but I never posted about it. It was a result of me wanting to learn to piece 60-degree triangles. I thought it would be difficult, but it really isn’t. I used the absolutely fantastic 60-degree triangle ruler from Creative Grids which made it super easy.

One of my favorite things about this quilt is all the fabric I ended up using. I decided to pick blacks and reds without regard for the “style” of the fabrics. Then I loosely defined black to also included dark purple, brown, grey etc. And red included any shade of pink.

Fabric Detail 60degreeAs you can see from the detail picture, the range in fabric design is very wide. Some of the fabrics that I used included: French General from Moda, Tula Pink, Marcia Derse, Civil War reproductions of unknown origin, Lecien florals, Oriental fabric from about 10 years ago, Red Stuart tartan, Island Batik, Kaffe Fassett. Tilda fabric by Tone Finnanger. As you can see this creates a really scrappy and interesting look, but at a distance the stars still pop out very clearly.

I cut much more triangles than I needed for the quilt. This leftover pile was lately added to with more funky modern fabrics so there may be another 60 degree triangle quilt coming soon but it will be more red and grey, and not as dark overall.

60degree stars backside

I also had fun with the backing of this quilt. I used up some of my bellowed Kaffe Fasset water-lily fabric and added a panel from Michael Miller Wee Wonders that I really love.



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