Welcome to the introductory post for the Modern Triangle Medallion Quilt Along! I have been sitting on this design since December and I am SO excited to work together with you on this beauty!
In this post you’ll find the general materials you’ll need to make the entire quilt. You’ll also find an outline of our QAL timeline, color options, and sizes and prizes.
Modern Triangle Quilts (Yes you will need to buy the book to participate!) The book, has all the instructions and templates and patterns for each triangle block. We’ll be working from the Right Triangle Section, on pages 59-72. The quilt pattern for the Modern Triangle Medallion is not in the book, but we’ll be working through the pattern during our quilt along!
Printables and Planning Sheets
This Quilt Along is free apart from the cost of the book, but I do strongly recommend you join my newsletter friends so that you can access the Bonus Printables. This week I have 7 pages for you including coloring pages and yardage calculators so you can figure out how much yardage you need if you want to tweak the colors or the size of your quilt. I’ve worked really, really hard on these printables, so there is a lot of added value here!
I used Kona Cottons, but you can use whichever solid or print you love! I’ve provided a few color options f0r you below, but you are welcome to do whatever piques your fancy. My version of this 80” x 80” quilt uses a lot of colors and fabric. Below you’ll find the yardage I used in roughly the order I used each. Some of the yardage is used in multiple weeks. FYI, the Bonus Printables break down the yardage by week if you are interested. And again there’s also a Yardage Calculator in the printables.
Here’s what I used:
Dark Blue (Kona Pacific): 1/2 yard
Blue (Kona Malibu): 1/2 yard
Lt Blue (Kona Robin Egg): 1/2 yard
Lt Green (Kona Pool): 1/4 yard
Bt Blue (Kona Lagoon): 1/4 yard
Dk Green (Kona Caribbean): 1/2 yard
Sea Green (Kona Breakers): 1/2 yard
Dk Bl-Green (Kona Celestial):1/4 yd
Lt Blue Green (Kona Aqua): 1/4 yard
Bt Green (Kona Cypress): 1/4 yard
Purple (Kona Brt Peri): 1/2 yard
Dk Purple (Kona Regal): 1 yard
Lt Purple (Kona Thistle): 1/4 yard
Md Purple (Kona Amethyst): 1/4 yard
Orange (Kona Nectarine): 2/3 yard
Peach (Kona Creamsicle): 1/2 yard
Mustard (Kona Yarrow): 1/2 yard
Burnt Orange (Kona Cedar): 1/2 yard
Red-Pink (Kona Honeysuckle): 1/2 yard
Coral (Kona Watermelon): 5/8 yard
Dark Red (Kona Sangria): 1/2 yard
Pink (Kona Pink Flamingo): 1 and 1/8 yard
Red Purple (Kona Purple): 1/2 yard
Dark Berry (Kona Berry): 1/4 yard
BtPink (Kona Pomegranate): 1/2 yard
Pale Peach (Kona Flesh): 1/2 yard
Berry (Kona Cerise): 1/4 yard
Paper Piecing Supplies
We’ll be using the following paper pieced Triangle Blocks: 12, 15, 16, 11, 18, more 15, and more 12. The Paper Piecing foundations can be found on the pattern pullout pages of Modern Triangle Quilts. You can use your favorite paper piecing method, but may I suggest my favorite method? Check the tutorial out here.
I chose my colors to match my Panache fabric, because rainbow (duh!) and because I love these color! Let me show you a few other color ideas I tinkered with. (Psst! The Bonus Printables (see below) have coloring pages and yardage calculators so you can experiment with color. How about that deal? You get to play with color, I’ve done all the math!? Not too shabby!)
How about a Green, Blue, and Peach version? This one uses a peach and a range of 6 blues and greens.
Or a monochromatic, blue version? This one uses a range of 9 blues.
Here’s our schedule! I’ll be updating this post with links as we move through the summer. So you can bookmark this page to revisit.
Introduction – You are here!
Quilt Top Assembly – Wednesday August 23, 2017
Quilt Parade – Linky party opens Wednesday August 23, 2017 and closes Wednesday September 13, 2017
Quilt Along Wrap Up and Winner Announcement – Friday September 15, 2017
Sizes and Prizes!
The entire medallion is a big ole’ mama. She’s is gorgeous, but in case you don’t want to make a 80” x 80” quilt you have 2 options. You can make a smaller 48” x 48” quilt or make 16” x 16” pillows or minis.
Once we’ve gone through the quilt along, I’ll be hosting a linky party here so we can see all the B-E-A-utiful quilts! The linky party will be open for 2 weeks, from August 23rd to September 6th. Once the linkies close, I’ll be chosen a winner from each of the following categories.
Minis and Pillows Prize
Hey summer time is a busy time! Or you just want to dabble in the blocks. Or, darn it! You just love pillows. Then this is your category! Weeks 1, 2, and 6 make awesome looking mini-quilts or pillows all by they-selves! Any finished project 20” and below fits into this category. The prize is a “Half to Have it” bundle of my Panache stripes (which will set you up nicely for the next challenge coming in October! wink!).
Throw size Prizes
Love the design, don’t want an 80” x 80” quilt laying around? This is your category! Any finish 21” – 60”. The prize is 1) “Half to Have it” bundle of my Panache stripes (which will set you up nicely for the next challenge coming in October! wink!), AND 2) a fat quarter bundle of Panache. (Finished quilts and quilt tops accepted.)
Gotta make the whole 80” x 80” quilt? I get it, me too! Hey you worked hard! Enter your quilt top or finished quilt for a chance to win the grand prize of 1) “Half to Have it” bundle of my Panache stripes (which will set you up nicely for the next challenge coming in October! wink!), AND 2) a fat quarter bundle of Panache, AND 3) my Aurifil Thread box. (Finished quilts and quilt tops accepted.)
There maaaaay be more prizes along the way. TBD!
Social Media Sharing and Playing
Instagram: Hey! Let’s tag our work as #MTMquiltalong. Also, due to changes in the Instagram algorithm, I’m more likely to see your post if you tag me @bryanhousequilts directly. Commenting with the @bryanhousequilts or #MTMquiltalong doesn’t guarantee that I’ll see it. (Why Instagram!? Why you gotta be changin’ all the time!?) But if you tag me, I should be able to see your post!
Facebook: Join my newish Facebook group to share your in progress pictures with the group. We don’t need to wait until the end to show our work!
Show your work: This week share your fabric pulls, color schemes, or coloring pages!
All the templates, patterns, instructions, etc can be found in Modern Triangle Quilts. The instructions in the book were written to cut and make 1 of each triangle block. I’ll be offering adapted cutting instructions and some adapted piecing instructions to my Newsletter Subscribers and quilt shop owners as a bonus. (Again, you really want to join if you haven’t already! I promise I’m breezy and not spammy!)
Newsletter friends: you will find the bonus resources for the quilt along here in the BHQ Resource Library. Or click here and receive the “Introduction” printables delivered directly to your inbox. Important note: The “At a Glance” worksheets have been updated. Have I told you how much I appreciate you? Thank you!
New Newsletter friends: Subscribe here and receive the “Introduction” printables delivered directly to your inbox. And then go snoop around the BHQ Resource Library.
Ok! That’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Wednesday with our first block, “Week 1”. Don’t forget to share what you are working on because I tooootally want to see!