Triangle Transparency
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Triangle Transparency Pattern Release & Blog Hop

I have been excited about this quilt and pattern for months, and I am so happy to be able to share Triangle Transparency with you today!

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

Last August, I created a quilt design for the Facebook Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) group. The design seed image and my original quilt design are below. (It was only my third day of participating in QDAD.)

The dangerous part about participating in the QDAD group is the quick desire to make all of your designs into quilts! I put this idea on hold for many months, but I kept scouring the internet for modern green fabrics that read as solids to use in the design. In December, I found what I was looking for and was able to finally go through my own pattern as the first tester.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

One of the things I love most about the pattern is how quickly the 60-inch by 60-inch quilt top comes together. Because it is a large, graphic design, it is a gratifying project to work on. I also love how different the design looks from different angles.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

The pattern is suitable for beginners after having established the ability to sew a consistent seam allowance. The pattern also has a lot of ideas and help with fabric selection, which is the key to pulling off the layered depth look of the pattern.

Triangle Transparency

Triangle Transparency

I had the wonderful pleasure of having my pattern made, tested, and edited by 3 fabulous quilters. So in addition to my quilt, pattern, and notes, you will get to see the amazing work of Renee @Quilts of a Feather, Judy @Quilt Paradigm, and Kate @Thread Everywhere in the pattern and this week as we have a blog hop to celebrate the pattern release! I am so grateful to these ladies for their time and feedback, and please check back this week as they share their beautiful work.

The Triangle Transparency digital quilt pattern is currently available for sale in my pattern shop.

Triangle Transparency Quilt Pattern Cover

Triangle Transparency Quilt Pattern Cover

I will also be sharing a new half-square triangle tip on Tuesday that sped up the chain piecing of the HSTs in the quilt top for me.

Triangle Transparency Outtake

Triangle Transparency Outtake

Fabrics / Materials Used

  • Background: Crosshatch Sketch in Ivory
  • Light Green: Good Natured Woodgrain Timber
  • Medium Green: Botanics Hand Drawn Stripes in Fern
  • Dark Green: True Colors Wood Grain in Teal
  • Backing: True Colors Wood Grain in Teal
  • Binding: Botanics Hand Drawn Stripes in Fern
  • Batting: Quilter’s Dream Green


  • Dense straight line matchstick quilting using Aurifil 2000 (this is the first quilt that I quilted on my long arm!)

Linking up to Monday MakersMCM, and Let’s Bee Social (buttons to the right).

53 thoughts on “Triangle Transparency Pattern Release & Blog Hop

  1. You chose the perfect fabrics for this quilt, Yvonne. It’s a lovely quilt and a great pattern. Love the name! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s version!

  2. Wow! That is a wonderful pattern. I really like the illusion effect it has. I have been following your 3 testers for awhile so it will be fun to see their fabric choices are. By the way, it is always fun to see what QDAD you come up with. Congratulations with the pattern!

  3. Hayley says:

    I love this. I love the pattern, the illusion of transparency, the colour – the whole shebang! Congratulations on the pattern. I’ll have to add it to my to do when I get through all the WIPS list

  4. It’s gorgeous! Those greens work so well together, and while the design is so graphic, the colors you used make it such a calming quilt to look at. I would make this quilt in a heartbeat! 🙂

  5. Vera says:

    Congrats on a beautiful pattern! I love the transparency! Well done Yvonne!

  6. Jayne Willis says:

    What a gorgeous quilt and design! Congrats! I see why you were so excited and why you wanted to make this in to a quilt! Love the transparency…well done!

  7. Judy says:

    If you have a desire to play with color transparency within a quilt, I have three words for you – Get.This.Pattern! Yvonne’s instructions for picking fabrics is detailed and effective. The resulting quilt is nothing short of amazing! Thank you, Yvonne, for letting me test this pattern for you! 🙂

  8. Serena@Sewgiving says:

    Congratulations Yvonne on a beautiful pattern! I can’t wait to see your pattern tester’s versions 🙂

  9. Renee says:

    Hurray! So happy to finally share and see everyone’s quilts.

  10. Beautiful quilt. The fabrics you selected just add to the beauty and visual illusion. Can’t wait to see how the tester quilts turned out.

  11. jifisher says:

    Very cool, Yvonne! Those are perfect fabric choices. I love the look you achieved. Congratulations!

  12. anniemchugs says:

    Congratulations! It is magnificent!

  13. Jasmine says:

    I love the prints you selected. They work so well together. And what an amazing pattern!

  14. I absolutely love this pattern and the way you used transparency. I really want to experiment with transparency too but unfortunately so far no inspiration has been forthcoming…this, however, is very inspired. Awesome job, thanks for sharing it.

  15. Congratulations on a beautiful design, Yvonne! Your fabric choices are absolutely the key. This must be the quilt Judy shared the BACK of on her blog, and now I can’t wait to see the front!

  16. Diana says:

    Yvonne, this is gorgeous! Very well done!!

  17. maartjequilt says:

    Yes what a beautiful pattern. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Love to see other quilts with this pattern, to be inspired.
    Love from Amsterdam!

  18. Audrey says:

    So gorgeous! I love this, Yvonne! 🙂

  19. Beautiful quilt! I love the illusion it creates!

  20. That is beautiful! It is such a simple and yet elegant design, and you have chosen perfect fabrics.
    Remember me when you become a pattern-designing quilting megastar!

  21. lalinsocal says:

    Lovely! Looking forward to seeing the versions made by the pattern testers!

  22. DeborahGun says:

    what a beautiful quilt Yvonne – a fantastic design, and the perfect fabric choices.

  23. This definitely goes to the top of my list of quilts to make for myself. You are a quilt genius! Simplicity + Bold = Perfection.

  24. Sandra says:

    Beautiful beautiful quilt! What a great setting for it too! I will definitely be buying it on Craftsy. Off to the first (make that second I guess!) stop on the blog hop!

  25. Oh Yvonne this is beautiful and PERFECT job on the ‘layering’ effect with the colors! Absolutely gorgeous! I hope you submit this one to shows, because I think it would be a ribbon winner for sure!

  26. It’s so beautiful, Yvonne! It reminds me a bit of Weeks Ringle’s quilts, which I’ve always admired.

    Totally love the matchstick quilting too. I really have to try that sometime!

  27. Ruth says:

    Love it! I really like the transparency effect and you put it to brilliant use in this pattern!

  28. Carmit says:

    What an absolutely gorgeous quilt! Just bought it, now off to scale it to a bigger size :).

  29. sally says:

    What beautiful fabric choices, they just work so perfectly. Hard to imagine it with different fabrics now so will be interesting to see the other versions. And I love the name too!

  30. Meg says:

    Incredible quilt—brilliant use of fabric and design!!

  31. SarahZ says:

    This is SUPER great!!!! The pattern, the colors, everything!!! Congrats 🙂

  32. Christine Sherman says:

    Congrats on another fabulous pattern!

  33. Sarah says:

    Oh wow! This pattern looks great and I love the fabrics you chose!

  34. I love all of your photos! Amazing what came from that QDAD image 🙂 I loved seeing the other quilts this week in the blog hop–thanks for the great pattern!

  35. Nurdan says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations on the release of your new pattern. Good luck!!

  36. Lara B. says:

    A truly stunning quilt Yvonne! Your design and the way you used color are simply wonderful! I too love the fabrics you chose and how you created look of layered transparency! It’s just fantastic! Love the matchstick quilting you did too.

  37. Ioleen says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. Love the colours you chose. Very cool and calm.

  38. I found my way here from Judy’s blog to say that I love everything about this quilt! What a beautiful, clean design, very effective. Those colours and fabrics are perfect for it.

  39. Beautiful design and colors! I am definitely going to buy this pattern!

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