tiger lily triangles


After finishing my Cotton + Steel triangle quilt, I immediately thought that it would be fun to do something similar out of Heather Ross’s upcoming Tiger Lily line. I like that Heather included a number of prints on a darker background as well as several on a lighter/white background, and I thought it would be fun to alternate the darker and lighter prints.


After receiving a FQ bundle from Windham Fabrics (thank you!), I set to work cutting triangles. I posted a photo on IG the other day and then later went back to tag it with the tigerlilyfabric hashtag. Out of curiosity, I checked the tag to see what else had been posted and was sad to find that a quilt had already been made out of this line in the same equilateral triangles. Bummer!


Since I had already cut into all the prints, there wasn’t much I could do to adjust the design, but I decided to see if I could play around with my layout to change it up just a bit. I pulled out a number of the prints and replaced it with more of that great polka dot print as well as a similarly colored Sevenberry polka dot print. I also added in a skinny strip of the polka dots in between each row of triangles and a few striped sections here and there. I pieced many of the triangles again, also. [By the way, for those who asked how to make the pieced triangles, to keep it simple I just sewed two fabrics together first and then cut around my triangle template, placing the seam where I wanted it to fall.] Anyway, I’m happy that these little changes made this quilt just a tad bit different.


Last weekend we dropped the kids off with my parents and headed for a town further south. I presented it to Morgan as a day date, but in reality I also made him do work holding quilts. It’s been a while since we’ve had the luxury of just driving around without a destination and it was really fun. I do love finding fun spots for quilt photos!


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8 Responses to tiger lily triangles

  1. 1
    Allison says:

    Ahhhh, the ulterior motive date… I know those too.

    What I really like about this quilt top (besides the fabric) are the “little interruptions” throughout… the color break in the sashing and the unexpected corner strips. This will be a such a nice quilt!

    Greetings from Germany!

  2. 2
    Carla says:

    I love your little elements of surprise in the quilt! I wonder if Morgan knew it was a setup : )

  3. 3
    Lauren says:

    I LOVE this quilt!!! The striped sections just make the quilt!! I can’t wait to get some of this fabric!! Great job and thanks for sharing!!!

  4. 4
    Lesley Gilbert says:

    Loving your quilt. Making these changes maybe ended up being for the better in the end – I like the different sashings 🙂

  5. 5
    Pam says:

    I love all your quilts. You have inspired me to be more free in quilt making. No following the rules so mich…..just be happy! That is definitely a keeper quilt holder. We all appreciate him! Thank you….

  6. 6
    Sue says:

    I love the colours in this quilt. And the pieced triangles. I’ve been thinking about how you would go about this process ever since you posted the last one so thanks for the details.

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