Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Ladies' Stitching Club

I have a finished quilt to share today! I've posted some pictures on Instagram, but I'm not sure if I've documented this quilt on the blog?

Anyway, the pattern is a free one on Moda's website: The Ladies Stitching Club. It was published several years ago and I just loved the design. The pattern as written makes for a lot of fabric waste. In fact, there are directions for a second quilt using the cut-offs. I remember trying it and being unhappy with how much was wasted, especially since I didn't want a second quilt out of the same fabrics. I set it aside, knowing someday I'd be back to it.


On a whim, I bought several pieces from the Art Gallery line Indelible. This pattern immediately came to mind and I knew I could figure out a different way to piece it. And it worked out perfectly!


Here's how I did it:

I cut my triangles a bit larger than the original pattern. My strips were cut at 5 1/2". Then I used a 60 degree triangle ruler to cut all my triangles, both print and white. I cut white and solid-colored strips 1 1/2".

I sewed a 1 1/2" strip to one side of the triangle. The bottom edge is trimmed even with the bottom edge of the triangle (your 60 degree line on the ruler should match up with the edge of the triangle). The top of the strip is trimmed even with the top of the triangle also, which will be 5 1/2" from the bottom edge.

Line up your next triangle (60 degrees are great because they match right up!) and sew it on to complete the block.

Follow the pattern to make the white blocks with the colored strips in the same way. Be sure to make half the blocks going one direction and half going the other, just like the pattern!

I didn't make any special blocks for the ends. Just sewed on an extra triangle on each row and squared them off when the top was completed.


My straight line quilting zig zagged along parallel to the 1" strips...


This gorgeous print from Indelible is on the back and it's bound in Art Gallery's Squared Elements in gray. I seem to be using that print for bindings a lot lately!


Couldn't be happier with this quilt and we so enjoyed photographing it on this gorgeous day!!


I'm off on another retreat this week - bringing some smaller projects to work on. For some insta-pics be sure to follow me on Instagram! Have a great week!

20 comments:

  1. how timely to see this! I am cutting a bunch of hexagons into triangles..and was going to use them somehow and may have to give this a think! It is a lovely bright quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a cool quilt! Thanks for the tutorial!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely! Thank you for providing the instructions.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this quilt! Thanks for the instructions!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Really pretty!! I like this technique.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a great quilt! I've been wanting to do a triangle quilt for a while now. Thanks for the update and tips!

    ReplyDelete
  7. love the bright cheerful colors - I appreciate your sharing an "easier" approach to putting this quit together

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! I love this quilt! I have a thing for triangle quilts, but this one takes the cake! Thanks for sharing your method and progress pics!

    ReplyDelete
  9. So excited to see this! I have been following on IG and waiting for your tutorial! Love this :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fun design....so different. I really like it, Cindy! Your fabric choices are always enviable!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love this! Thanks for the free pattern. Can't wait to add it my list of projects.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love this! And very timely. I've got a stack of fq's that I bought and have been looking for the perfect pattern. I think this is it! Thanks for sharing your modification to the cutting instructions. I hate when cutting instructions leave a lot of waste!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a beautiful quilt! I love these quilting, their designs as well as fabrics are just awesome. It just look like a perfect pattern with nice colors.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such a simple pattern that looks so complicated when complete. I think your quilting really sets it off.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks Cindy for sharing this, I saw it on Instagram and loved it and I think I might have to give it a go! Lyrebird_lamb

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your quilt is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to get time to try it out. Thanks for the advice too!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely quilt. I was looking for a scrappy quilt pattern and liked what I saw here. Your explanation is much easier than the one on the original pattern. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Really love this one! It came up on FaveQuilts! So good to see your face.

    ReplyDelete
  19. That is so cool! Fabulous quilt!!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking time to comment!