Welcome to Week 3 of the Modern Triangle Medallion Quilt Along! This week we are making 32 total triangles blocks from Modern Triangle Quilts: 12 of Triangle Block 16 (page 71), 12 of Triangle Block 11 (page 71), 4 of Triangle Block 4 (page 64), and 4 of Triangle Block 8 (page 68).
Remember you are always free to set your own pace. I know I am blazing through the quilt along, but rest assured these posts will remain up on my website for the foreseeable future. And, If you do want keep up, I will have some prizes to hand out at the end in September. Woot woot!
If you’re new to our quilt along, take a few moments to go back to the Introduction Post where you’ll find all the pertinent information about the Modern Triangle Medallion Quilt Along. You’ll also be able to get the introduction printables, which have coloring pages and planning sheets. People have found them to be very helpful. So I don’t want you to miss out!
Heads up Newsletter friends! I have a modified cutting and piecing instructions in the Bonus Printables, which you can access below or in the BHQ Resource Library. So you most certainly want to download that bonus before you prep your materials this week. I found the modifications to be really, really helpful in my own piecing and workflow.
Okey doky, let’s jump right into Week 3…
- Modern Triangle Quilts
- Bright Green (Kona Cypress): 1/4 yard
- Medium Blue (Kona Malibu): 1/4 yard
- Light Blue (Kona Robin Egg): 1/4 yard
- Dark Blue (Kona Pacific): 1/4 yard
- Purple (Kona Brt Peri): 1/2 yard
- Dark Purple Blue (Kona Regal): 1/2 yard
- Light Purple (Kona Thistle): 1/4 yard
- Medium Purple (Kona Amethyst): 1/4 yard
All triangle blocks patterns are from Modern Triangle Quilts.
- 12 of Triangle Block 16 (page 71)
- 12 of Triangle Block 11 (page 71)
- 4 of Triangle Block 4 (page 64)
- 4 of Triangle Block 8 (page 68)
PS! Don’t forget to check out my paperless paper piecing tutorial. Total game changer!
Once you have the Triangle Blocks made, it’s time to sew them together into square blocks.
First, lay out the triangles blocks according to the picture above. There should be three Triangle Block 16’s and 1 Triangle Block 4 in the center with the three Triangle Block 11’s and one Triangle Block 8 on the outer corners. (You’ll notice I don’t trim my triangles before I piece them into the square. Trimming isn’t something I enjoy, so I don’t routinely trim….)
Next, you will sew Block 15 and Block 9 into square pairs, or Half Square Triangles, as shown in the picture above. For this block, I pressed the seams open.
Sew the units into rows. Press the seams as desired.
Piece the rows together to finish the square block. Press the seams as desired. Make 4 of these Week 3 blocks.
Social Media Sharing and Playing
Instagram: Remember to use this hashtag #MTMquiltalong on Instagram. Due to changes in the Instagram algorithm, I’m more likely to see your post if you tag me @bryanhousequilts. 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.
Show your work: This week share your progress and any finished blocks!
All the templates, patterns, instructions, etc can be found in Modern Triangle Quilts. The instructions were written to cut and make 1 of each block. I’m offering adapted cutting instructions and some adapted piecing instructions to my Newsletter Subscribers and quilt shop owners as a bonus.
I’ll be back next Wednesday with the next block, “Week 4”. Yah!