I have always been somewhat of a crafter. Growing up, my two favorite classes were art class and English literature, and as long as I was doing something or creating something with my hands, I felt unstoppable.
Over the years, this has manifested itself in many forms:
- Creative writing
- Locker decorations for my high school lacrosse team
- Food photography
- … and most recently, sewing and cricuting
You may have seen my previous posts about starting my t-shirt quilt back in spring 2018 and finishing it in winter 2019. Now I’m tackling another quilting project in the form of a triangle kid’s quilt for my niece. I found this pattern inspiration from just browsing Pinterest, and you should be able to find the fabrics in this post at your local Joann Fabric and Craft store.
I picked 3 solid fabrics and 1 accent pattern for the front of the quilt. After cutting it up into triangles, I spent A LOT of time laying it out so that the quilt looked balanced because well… it would drive me absolutely crazy if it wasn’t well balanced. My next step was sewing the triangles together in rows, then I sewed all the rows together.
The last few steps were getting the batting, backing it with a watercolor patterned fabric, and sewing the border. I thought about taking it to my local quilter to get it finished, but I honestly didn’t feel like spending the money on that (sorry I’m cheap) haha!
Here’s the finished product! I completely forgot to take some pictures before I gave it to my niece, but here’s a screenshot of my post on social.
I was super happy with the way it turned out, and I really can’t wait to start on my next quilt! I’m thinking it will be one for my college t-shirts, but I’ll keep you guys posted on that.