60 Degree Triangle Love
January 22, 2011 § 14 Comments
I took a little time-out from the “have-to’s” this weekend and started making a quilt that I would like to give to a friend who is getting married in April. Her favorite color is green. She loves retro children’s books and all things Italian. For months I have been thinking about making her a Lone Star quilt. But I just couldn’t decide on which fabric to use and ultimately bring myself to start cutting the pieces. So I finally admitted defeat and spontaneously decided to make this one instead. It is much more stash friendly. Now I can stop hunting for that perfect fabric that seems to keep eluding me.
The pattern is from Kaffe Fassett’s book Country Garden Quilts. He calls it a Spider Web Quilt. But to me, it looks more like Italian tiles. And I busted out my never-before-used 60 degree triangle ruler to cut the sections. Six triangles make a whole hexagon. It’s so easy and I love the huge gigantic size of these.
I’m not sure how big I’m going to make it. The size in the book is 84″ x 86″ and has an 8″ border. Does it really need such a big border? It’s almost begging to be just all hexagons. We’ll see what it’s saying when there is more of it. And lately, I have been feeling the need to make big, bed-sized quilts. For some reason, I’m tired of the smaller sofa throws. Hmmm, what’s that all about?