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Geometric Quilted Wall Hanging
My friend Shauna has been obsessing over this quilt from a March 2015 Design Sponge – home tour since, well, I’m pretty sure since March 2015. Whenever we would begin to discuss our ‘future quilts’ or ‘projects we want to complete’ (note, there are about 24125 items on each list), she would always be, ‘oh yeah, and I am totally going to do that Design Sponge quilt’. Did I need to know which one she was talking about? Hell no. There can only be one Design Sponge quilt.
However, as life happens, other projects pile up, other things in life jump ahead of well used to-do lists, cat lady quilts are introduced and take over everything, and those 2015 projects get pushed further and further down the list.
Thusly, I decided it was time: it was time for Shauna to have her Design Sponge quilt. But, you know, in a mini form because ho-jeez that would be a big project. Enter: the Geometric Wall Hanging Quilt ✨insert heavenly angels singing✨
I just realized right this second that this blog isn’t going to be a run of the mill ‘look what I did’ type of thing. You, the reader, you might actually want to make this quilt and I, Natasha, can teach you how. Shit just got real guys! This is a god damn tutorial now! Oh dang, let me stretch out these fingers and get into that god damn tutorial mode.
Geometric Wall Hanging Quilt
Finished size: approx. 45.5cm x 63cm (18″ x 25″)
1st note: you could be a total LOSER and leave your house to buy all of these fabrics, or you can be fresh as hell and buy them all from Dinky Doo Fabrics.
JK, I totally love fabric stores and you are not a loser for going to them, but I will put links to the fabric from Dinky Doo as that is where I purchased all quilt top fabric for this piece.
2nd note: you will have leftover material.
♥ 0.5 yds of Moda Bella Solids Betty’s Pink
♥ 0.5 yds of Moda Bella Solids Black
♥ 0.5 yds of Moda Bella Solids Cheddar
♥ 0.5 yds of Moda Bella Solids Hyacinth
♥ 0.5 yds of Moda Bella Solids Country Red
♥ 1.0 yds of Moda Bella Solids Natural
♥ Backing and Binding of your choice. I used Cotton & Steel’s Honeymoon Hotsprings (Purple) by Sarah Watts, which I purchased on Fabric Spot, my go to website for bolts of delicious, delicious patterned fabrics.
I can’t lie to you, precious reader, I used scrap fabric I had in my stash for the backing and binding. But from what I can deduce from the interwebs, you will need about 7/8yds for the backing and 1/2yd for binding? Maybe? #pleaseforgive
♥ Batting, I use a generic brand from Michael’s, as I can buy it half off with the weekly online coupon. Hello savings! Again, I was using scraps, but I imagine you will also need about 7/8yrds. #pleasepleaseforgive
♥ If you are suave as hell, you can cut these puppies out using a straight ruler, however I have a set of quilting triangles, which I purchased at Dressew in downtown Vancouver.
Bust out all of the little triangles! I used a 2″ triangle (add seam allowances) for the coloured pieces. You will be using 6 small triangles in 3 rows to create a 6″ completed block.
You will need to cut:
51 pieces in Betty’s Pink
34 pieces in Black
34 pieces in Cheddar
17 pieces in Hyacinth
17 pieces in Country Red
You will need 18 6″ (add seam allowances) triangles in Natural.
Assemble your coloured triangle blocks. The method that worked for me was to lay out all of my pieces, then chain piece everything I could. You can see below, that I could chain piece the black and red, pink and cheddar, and purple and cheddar together in one go. Then, you iron all of your pieces out, finish the second row by attaching the final black piece, finished the third row by attaching the final pink piece, and then sew all of your rows together.
This is what they block look like after your first chain piece extravaganza. Note, everything is at 1/4″ seam allowance #thequilterscode
Next, you will attach your coloured triangles to your neutral pieces to form the rows. I, uh, don’t, well, have a picture of this. eepp!
Then you will sew your rows up together, matching those points as best you can. Main operative in that sentence: as best you can.
Once you have all of your rows together, you can trim your quilt top to the size you would like (making sure to keep that 1/4″ seam allowance for when you attached your binding), and move on to quilting and binding this lil’ darling up. I quilted this by the ol’ Stitch in the Ditch method, as to not take away from the pattern of the triangle, but you can whip it up however you would like! You can see my little stitchy line on the row right underneath the pink triangle, but technically they are supposed to be ✨hidden✨.
Finally, bind this shit up! If you need help with how to bind, my girl Jenny can hook you up.
And there you have it! You have just made your own Triangle quilt pattern. YOU ARE DESIGN SPONGE READY.
There it is! All hung up like a pretty princess. I didn’t particular ask Shauna if I could use this picture of her house…so uh, don’t let her know I did. Ok guys, we cool?!
THAT’S IT GUYS. First tutorial post! Oh man. How was it?!
Tag me in photos if you make this little dude! I would love to see it all over the world!