yellow, grey, and mint triangle quilt

draped triangle quilt by craftiness is not optional

I made this triangle quilt for a good friend, as you may have seen by now. A friend that has been supportive, kind, great at dishing out sewing and design advice, and generally all around awesome. You know her as Kristin, from Skirt as Top! We’ve been online friends for about a year and a half now, bonding over the gorgeous Junebug remix she created for Project Run and Play, then planning and running Vintage May together. Also our girls have become fast long distance friends by becoming pen pals and emoji texting fanatics. (the two of them playing all weekend long while they visited: SO cute and priceless. we kept looking at each other and going ” ohmygersh they’re so cute!”)

Anyways, as she is having her third baby, another boy, and since she and her daughter were headed down to spend the weekend with us (a few weeks ago now), I spent a few days feverishly working on this quilt to get it done in time. (she found out the gender 4 days before she came down! go time!) I spent a long time picking out fabrics…hoping to get the perfect blend of patterns and colors…and tried to make every seam perfect. (since K is like, part human, part SEWING MACHINE. She sews perfect stitches, peeps) Alas, it was not to be, I made mistakes, like I always do, but at least they were made with love! ha. ๐Ÿ™‚

rolled up triangle quilt triangle quilt full view by craftiness is not optional

I mostly wanted to finish it before her trip down here so I could see her open it in person-there’s something special about gifting a sewing project created from the heart, to another die hard sewist. sniff. Anyways. Enough with the mushiness. Suck it up, Jess.

triangle quilt full view by craftiness is not optional

So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. I use a combo of tutorials-mostly this one by Happy Together, but also inspired by See Kate Sew and Mommy by day, Crafter by Night.

I used all fabric from my stash except for the grey and white chevron back, which is from Joanns. The heathered grey on the front was voile, which I do NOT recommend using for a quilt, lol. But it’s what I had that looked good with the other fabrics, so I went ahead and used it. Plus it’s darn soft. The solid mint is a Bella solid, in mint (obvs) from The Ribbon Retreat. ย Also I used, from the Bella line, the Porcelain shade.

The yellow is a long time stash piece that I forgot to check the selvage on. Anyone recognize it? Edit: It’s 2wenty Thr3e Mustard Modern Girl, from my sponsor, The Fat Quarter Shop. ๐Ÿ™‚

blerg, same with the mint and green polka dot. I suck at blogging!

triangle quilt back by craftiness is not optional

I stuck with simple, straight lines of quilting in a kind of diamond pattern. Just followed the lines of the triangles!

back and front triangle quilt by craftiness is not optional

I was really happy with how it came out and I hope K’s little baby boy enjoys snuggling with it when he is born!

close up triangle quilt by craftiness is not optional

Just realized this quilt totally matches my blog.

triangle quilt close up by craftiness is not optional


  1. Johanna Vandeweghe says

    I love this quilt so much! Thank you for sharing! I think the yellow is this fabric- 2wenty Thr3e by Cosmo Cricket – Modern Girl in Mustard

  2. Wow that is beautiful ~ Lisa

  3. I started one of these for my daughter. I picked out 2 fabrics I really loved not realizing that they are hard to match up….oh well. It has been put to the side for now. I have been working on Olivia dresses and a Junebug instead!

  4. aw girl, this quilt is so special to me! never in a million years did i expect you to sew an entire quilt for “Avocado” (though i probably should have since you’re a gifting master). thank you so, so much! the voile may have been a pain to piece, but it sure makes it baby soft. the colors are perfect. i love it so much and can’t wait to snuggle my new little guy in it. this beautiful quilt will be treasured, well-loved, and always appreciated. you’re the best. ((HUG))

    • I’m so glad you liked it! and I seriously loved making it-triangles are so fast and fun. I can’t wait to see him all snuggled in it! ๐Ÿ™‚ {HUGS!}

  5. This looks great. I’m excited to try my hand at quilting for the first time (I’m going super simple). It’s also a baby gift for friends. But, their baby is already here so I better get on it. Knowing the pace that I work at, the little boy will probably be a teenager by the time it’s done!

  6. This is a gorgeous quilt! I loved seeing the pictures of the two of you and your girls together. Thanks so much for sharing and btw I thought you looked like sisters.

  7. Ooh, what lovely colors and pattern. I love the gray backing too. Just the right amount of color and neutral!

  8. This is stunning! I love the color scheme!

  9. It’s very sweet – and the colours are lovely. It’s funny how we’re drawn to the same colours over and over again… I made a cushion as part of a colour challenge at my local guild and to the surprise of no one, I used blue and orange. I drift towards blue and orange. A lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. That’s such a heart warming story.
    And the quilt is just perfect, and I absolutely mean throat from the bottom of my heart.
    I love triangles the most, and the colors are perfect as can be.
    What a wonderful gift.

  11. Lovely. The colours are very much yours.
    It felt a little bit pervy reading of your weekend meet up, but also really nice! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Isn’t it crazy how we gravitate towards different colors!?! Great job, it’s perfect

  13. I made a similar one for the arrival of our new baby in April. Turquoise, grey and a bit of yellow and I LOVE it! The triangles look fresh and modern and unfussy for a girl. Nice blog!

  14. Did you ever find out what the mint polka dot fabic was?

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