Welcome to Week 5 of the Modern Triangle Medallion Quilt Along! This week we are extra amping up our triangle making, by making 64 total triangles blocks from Modern Triangle Quilts. Yikes! Maybe we should add in an extra week so we can keep up? 64 is a lot of triangles! Even if we did make 8 of the triangles last week.
Yes, so let’s add in an extra week. So the schedule will be updated to reflect the extra week.
Of course you are always free to set your own pace. But, 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! Also note half of the blocks this week will be made reversed. I discovered this the hard way so you don’t have to. 🙂 I’ve done the ripping for all of us, ha!
I have a modified paper piecing foundation for Triangle Block 15 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 modification to be really, really helpful in my own piecing.
Let’s get right to it! Week 5…
- Modern Triangle Quilts
- Red Pink (Kona Honeysuckle): 1/2 yard
- Coral (Kona Watermelon): 5/8 yard
- Dark Red (Kona Sangria): 1/2 yard
- Pink (Kona Pink Flamingo): 7/8 yard
- Dark Purple (Kona Regal): 1/2 yard
- Red Purple (Kona Purple): 1/2 yard
All triangle blocks patterns are from Modern Triangle Quilts.
- *8 of Triangle Block 8 (*Note, we made these in Week 4*)
- 24 of Triangle Block 7 (page 67)
- 16 of Triangle Block 15 (page 71) (I’ve got an updated paper piece foundation for this one!)
- 16 of Triangle Block 15 (page 71)
PS! Don’t forget to check out my paperless paper piecing tutorial. Total game changer! Really!
Once you have the Triangle Blocks made, it’s time to sew them together into square blocks. Heads up! Remember this week we are making 4 blocks and 4 reverse blocks. I’ll show you both versions as we go through the next steps.
First, lay out the triangles blocks according to the picture above. The four Triangle Block 15’s should be in the outer corners with the three Triangle Block 7’s on the inside and 1 Triangle Block 8 on the inside. Note the difference in the placement of Block 8 on the regular and reversed block.
Next, for each block you will sew Triangle 15 and Triangle 7 into square pairs, or Half Square Triangles, as shown in the picture above. For each Block, make 3 of the Triangle 15 and 7 pairs and 1 of the Triangle 15 and Triangle 8 pairs. Press the seams open.
Sew the units into rows. Press the seams to one side.
Piece the rows together to finish the square block. Press the seams as desired. Make 8 of these Week 5 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.
Subscriber family you will find the bonus resources for the quilt along here in the BHQ Resource Library. Or click here and receive the “Week 5” printables, including the modified paper piece foundation for Block 15, delivered directly to your inbox.
Week 5 is in the books! I’ll be back in 2 weeks with our last (what?!) block, “Week 6”. Happy piecing!