May Island Batik Triangle Tricks Challenge

by | May 27, 2022 | 7 comments

Welcome!! Today I bring you my project for the May Island Batik Triangle Tricks Challenge! Obviously, this challenge involved making triangles and incorporating them into a quilt! This was a very fun challenge and, as always, I thoroughly enjoyed working with these gorgeous Island Batik fabrics!

To begin, I chose a 2-1/2 inch strip pack, Wondrous, by Jerry Khiev, and two blenders that were packaged with it, Honeydew (one of my favorites) and Bluegrass. These blenders/basics are available year round from your favorite LQS that carries Island Batik fabrics!

I looked around on Pinterest to try to come up with a design for which I could use the strips. After a lot of wasted time, I ran across one that I thought would work and set out to play!!

I ordered this 60 degree ruler from Creative Grids (no affiliation) when I thought about this challenge and how to put this quilt together. It was quick and easy to use.

To make this quilt, I sewed four 2-1/2 inch strips together randomly until I had ten strip sets. Next, using the ruler, I cut all the triangles from each strip set and started placing them on the design wall.

Once, I decided on placement, I stitched them together in vertical rows, then added the borders. I used Honeydew and made a 2-1/2 inch border, strips cut with my AccuQuilt 2-1/2 inch strip die, and added the second border of Bluegrass cut with my 3-1/2 inch strip die! I love my AccuQuilt GO!Big cutting machine!! It saves me so much time and many aches and pains! The 2-1/2 inch strip die was also used to make the binding.

I added extra triangles for the cornerstones in the outer border. Using the Qube Angles Companion, I cut kite shapes from each of the four 60 degree triangle blocks left over after making the body of the quilt, using die #15. The side tri-rec shapes for the cornerstones were cut with the #14 die. Here are the corner blocks. These were really fun to make!

Aurifil – the ONLY thread I use for piecing!

And here is my quilt! I’m so happy we had a gorgeous sunny day for pics as it has rained ALL week!

All the Info:

  • Size is approximately 60 inches square
  • Fabric: 2-1/2″ Strip pack – Wondrous, by Jerry Khiev for Island Batik, with Honeydew and Bluegrass basics/blenders for the borders
  • Batting used is Hobbs 100% cotton
  • Pieced with Aurifil threads using an 80/12 Schmetz needle
  • Quilted on Ms. Mattie with a silver gray 40 wt Glide thread for the top and Superior Threads Bottom Line in the bobbin, using the HQ Pro-Stitcher and a motif called Don Quixote from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation)

Many thanks to Island Batik, Schmetz Needles, Aurifil, and Hobbs Batting for supplying the products used in making this quilt.

You can see all the amazing Island Batik Ambassador Triangle Tricks Challenge projects by clicking through the links to their blogs. We all love your comments, so leave them a little quilty love!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, have fun and keep on quilting!

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  1. texasquiltgal

    Wow Brenda how gorgeous! I just love Batiks, especially these, and the colors are so easy on the eyes. Love reading about your process. Great job! (thunderous applause)

  2. ShirleyC

    Awesome job! It’s really beautiful and different!

  3. Daryl

    What a stunning quilt, Brenda!

  4. rl2b2017

    Hi Brenda! WOW! This project turned out just fabulous. It has a 3D feel to it as well Those corner blocks are so darn cool! I never would have thought to do that but it sure works so nicely. Yay to your quilt holder for doing such a nice job and being patient. AND, what a pretty color mustang . . . Happy Saturday! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Jane Hauprich

    It’s beautiful!!! It makes me think of summer and watermelon!!!

  6. quiltinggail

    It looks fantastic! And the quilting you did is perfect! 🙂



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