Branching out from squares!

After two years, I thought it was time to try something other than a square or a strip so I have moved on to triangles!  My Accuquilt makes it less daunting (more on this to come). I found this “snowball explosion” pattern in Strip Savvy by Kate Henderson of the Never Enough Hours blog.  I used Robert Kaufman’s Kona Snow fabric for the white pieces and Basic Grey’s Meraki jelly roll for the designer fabric (link is to the Fat Quarter Shop, but I also buy fabric from the Missouri Quilt Company and Hawthorne Threads).

Even with the Accuquilt, the cutting and piecing was a bit tedious (compared to what I have done before which is admittedly simple), but I really did not mind.

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The triangles were tough!  I never felt like I sewed them at exactly the right spot so that when they folded back they made a perfect square edge.  I had to straighten up my blocks before sewing together to ensure that they were all the same size.

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I was pretty excited that when I sewed the rows together, they matched up fairly well! The border was pretty simply to construct, made of the same shapes (triangles and rectangles) that the rest of the quilt used.

Quilt back

I added on a Kona mint green backing and a blue/green fabric binding and gave it to my mom for her birthday! I would definitely repeat this pattern with another line of fabric.

Quilt rail

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