love triangle – a quilt in shades of gray


As named because why yes, I do love these triangles!


This quilt is completely inspired by this quilt I pinned many months ago. I collected gray fabrics for a while, unsure of what pattern to use, and in the end I decided simple was better. But rather than patchwork squares, I decided to switch it up a bit by going with triangles – a bit harder to piece, but always a fun design.


After my last post, I thought I’d try to redeem myself with some better quilt photos. We had come across these fun wooden pyramids a while back and this spot immediately went on my list as a ‘someday quilt photo location’. How fun to realize that I had the perfect quilt to photograph there!


I kept the quilting simple, with straight lines on either side of each seam. I always like the way it looks, and I love those little stars that are created where the points meet (I’d show you a photo, but oops, I forgot to get one!)


I auditioned many solids for the binding, and loved this plum color the best. There are two Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in jewel and orchid as well as a little bit of a similarly colored Lizzy House jewel print. I kind of liked the idea of making up the binding in shades of plum, just as the quilt was made up of shades of gray (maybe that’s over-thinking it?) Anyway…


I originally thought I might make the backing out of some fun solid or print, but after finding a nice gray and white polka dot print in my stash (you can see a little peek of it in the photo above), and discovering that I had just the right amount, I decided it was meant to be. And I’m so glad it worked out that way, because I love that the majority of the quilt is made up of just gray and white with only that little bit of color in the binding.

A previous post about this quilt can be found here.

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46 Responses to love triangle – a quilt in shades of gray

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    Pat says:

    Awesome! And what a perfect photo spot!!

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    Penny G says:

    Love the quilt, but absolutely adore the photo with Max and the brightly colored jacket as a highlight.

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    Kathy says:

    Beautiful quilt! Fantastic photography! Wow

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    Xandi says:

    You’re photo locations are always fantastic, this one especially

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    Jane D says:

    That quilt is gorgeous – I think the pop of colour in the binding really makes it. There’s just enough brightness to work well with the different grays.

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    Erin Wilson says:

    I adore this one. And a totally fab location to make your photos! I appreciate the effort you put into that 🙂

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    elsa says:

    Your triangle quilt is wonderful ~ and love the place you chose to do the photos.

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    Dree says:

    It great, and I love love love the binding. And that photo location is amazing.

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    Whitney says:

    Where is this?! So perfect! Your photos have made me rethink wanting to buy this quilt.

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    HeatherK says:

    What fun photos!! I’m looking forward to making my own triangle quilt, as I collect enough purples, but I am amazed at how many places you have to take fun pictures. What a perfect location for that particular quilt. Love it!

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    Tanis says:

    Wow! Gorgeous quilt, so subtle and beautiful. Could you have found a more perfect photo shoot location!? I think not. The whole thing is just perfection.

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    Kelly says:

    Very nice! I’ve been dreaming of a gray triangle quilt with pops of yellow or pink. This is really nice!!!

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    Ali M says:

    Wow is all I have to say! And yes, very clever photo shoot 🙂

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    Marla says:

    Wow so pretty. Love the binding. That is one Seuss-ish photo spot. What are those cones for??

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    Eeva says:

    I also liked original quilt (I mean that quilt where you got your inspiration) but your quilt is more intresting. With bright binding this quilt is sooo gorgeous.

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    Franziska says:

    I like the way you placed solids and prints, lights and darks. I like the triangles (have to try that, too). But I think I’m not the type for total grey quilts. Makes me think someone has taken away the colour of the photo. I’m glad you like it ‘though.

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    Susan Jonsson says:

    Your quilt photo is possibly one of the best I have ever seen. Fabulous location to accent your quilt. I need to make one….an excuse to add to my grey fabric collection. I want one of those pyramids for my garden! Where on Earth is this wonderful location? Genius that you thought to photograph your quilt and adorable child in that particular spot!


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    Nicole says:

    What a stunning quilt. One of you most striking. So simple yet so inviting. I just want to keep looking at it. A refreshing change to just squares, that are so populat at the moment. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely quilt.

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    Charlotte E says:

    You should have made it in King Size then it could have been a 50 Shades of Gray Love Traingle quilt 🙂 Seriously though it looks great and that is an absolutely perfect spot to photograph it.

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    Carly says:

    Another beautiful quilt! You inspire me. I have a two and a half year old which makes finding time for quilting a challenge. Thanks being showing me its possible! 🙂 I love everything thing you make!

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    Carla says:

    Your photo shots make a great quilt even better! The binding is perfect!!

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    caroline says:

    lovely! i love your choice of binding fabric – just the right pop!

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    Melanie C says:

    Love this!!! I’m adding this to my “to make” list! Fabulous photos too!

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    Frances says:

    What a gorgeous quilt and an awesome place for a photo shoot!

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    Jo Wat says:

    Love everything about it. Best photo shoot yet and I have loved many of your past ones. Very inspiring as always.

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    Christine Sherman says:

    Wow, this looks amazing!! This is one of the best quilts I have seen in a long time. It’s different, even though triangles are everywhere. I absolutely love it!! Great photo shoot!!

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    Erica says:

    Oh my goodness! I love this quilt~and what an awesome photoshoot! You’ve got a great eye, Ashley!

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    Amanda says:

    Love the quilt and yes, this is just the PERFECT location to photograph it 🙂

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    Virginia Hammon says:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto on the incredible photo location!…a perfect match for a wonderful quilt!

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    Love the bright binding! your quilt is fabulous.

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    Carla says:

    Another gorgeous quilt. The plum binding is the crown jewel!

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    Camilla says:

    Stunning! Yet another fantastic and finished quilt. You always take great photos. Taking note is a great plan. I might actually keep a running list coz I always forget about great spots I’ve seen.

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    kristin says:

    i’m sort of freaking out about that first photo. what a PERFECT location for that quilt!

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    Wow, you make grey look fun! That’s two words I thought I would never type together … ‘grey’ and ‘fun’. Love it 🙂

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    katie says:

    I love the addition of the colored binding. I’ve been collecting gray to make the original charm quilt and saved some deep burgandy to bind it.

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    janita says:

    Perfectly Beautiful! I want one:) Janita

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    You have the best photo-op locations where you live!

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    Willit says:

    This is a beautiful quilt and a perfect location for it’s photo shoot. Congratulations on doing such a great job.

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    Anya says:

    I was thinking about your quilt and the awesome photo shoot location while I was waiting to pick my kids of from school the other day. I decided I was going to email you to ask where those awesome pyramids are. I then looked up and saw them across the street!! My kids go to Champlain and I’ve never noticed those pyramids before! Thanks for sharing.

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    Lauren Deel says:

    Oh, I am in love with this! And I love the name, too!

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    Kellie says:

    I am wiping drool off my chin! Absolutely beautiful!!

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