Tri­an­gle Af­fair

Here’s a quick and easy quilt that would look great in all col­ors.

Quilter's World - - Contents - DE­SIGNED & QUILTED BY TRI­CIA LYNN MALONEY

For the quil­ter on a time bud­get.


• 40 as­sorted 5" A squares in­clud­ing 8 sets of 2 squares of the same fab­ric*

• 1/2 yard teal print*

• 12/ 3 yards cream tonal* • Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Thread

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each B square.

2. Place a B square right sides to­gether with an A square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Cut the stitched unit apart on the marked line and press open to com­plete two A-B units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 80 A-B units.

5. Se­lect four same-fab­ric A-B units. Join to make two rows as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

6. Join the rows to com­plete one Tri­an­gles block as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

7. Re­peat steps 5 and 6 to com­plete a to­tal of eight Tri­an­gles blocks.

8. Join the re­main­ing A-B units in sets of two match­ing units to make 24 A-B rec­tan­gle units as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.


Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for join­ing blocks and units in rows.

1. Ar­range and join two Tri­an­gles blocks with six A-B rec­tan­gle units to make a ver­ti­cal row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four rows.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 41/2" x 413/4" C strips and 41/2" x 411/2" D strips.

4. Sew C strips to op­po­site long sides and D strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 6. Quilt as de­sired. 7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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