Triangle Transparency (Orange)

Triangle Transparency Blog Hop – Wrap-Up

Blog Hop, Quilt Pattern

I love the Triangle Transparency pattern so much that I decided to create another quilt to share with you today!

Triangle Transparency (Orange)
Triangle Transparency (Orange)

I knew I wanted to do something special with the bundle of orange Carolyn Friedlander fabrics that I picked up at QuiltCon, and I realized last week that the Triangle Transparency quilt would be the perfect pattern for these fabrics!

Orange Carolyn Friedlander Amazingness
Orange Carolyn Friedlander Amazingness

I only (?) purchased a yard of each print, so I knew I was going to have to get a bit creative on my use of the fabrics in the pattern. I decided to create a two-color option, but instead of the quilt going from light to dark or dark to light, two blocks are light to dark, and two blocks are dark to light.

Triangle Transparency (Orange)
Triangle Transparency (Orange)

I kept track of my time when making this quilt, and let me tell you I am really excited to say that the pattern and quilt can really come together quickly for a 60-inch square finished quilt!

Quilt Time Statistics

  • Fabric Prep – 1 hour
  • Quilt Top Piecing – 5 hours 20 minutes
  • Backing – 20 minutes
  • Quilting – 2.5 hours
  • Square and Bind – 1 hour
  • Total Time – 10 hours 10 minutes
Triangle Transparency (Orange) - Quilting Detail
Triangle Transparency (Orange) – Quilting Detail

I used some of the Aurifil thread from my first Massdrop purchase in the quilting. In the light blocks I used 50wt Aurifil 2311 (Muslin) and in the dark blocks I used 50wt Aurifil 2220 (Light Salmon). I loaded the quilt onto my long arm and basted it down and quilted the light blocks with straight lines separated every half-inch or so. Then I unloaded the quilt and rotated it 90-degrees to quilt the dark blocks. I was not sure my idea about rotating the quilt was going to work out very well, but I am pleased to say that there was no excess puckering from this method (I took my time and was super careful, though!).

Triangle Transparency (Orange) - Quilting Detail on the Quilt Back
Triangle Transparency (Orange) – Quilting Detail on the Quilt Back

I used the fabulous extra Kona Snow that I was so lucky to unexpectedly receive a few weeks ago for the backing.

Quilt Shrinkage

  • Finished Flimsy: 60.5-inches square
  • After Quilting / Binding: 59.5-inches square (2% shrinkage)
  • After First Wash: 55.75-inches square (8% shrinkage)
Triangle Transparency (Orange)
Triangle Transparency (Orange)

This quilt makes me think of my time at the University of Tennessee. The bright poppy orange colors represent both the “home” and “away” jersey colors and also make me think of the checkerboard pattern in the end zone of the football field. Even if you aren’t a UTenn fan, maybe the color variation might inspire you to play with color transparency in a quilt, too.

Quilt Fabrics / Materials

  • Background: Droplet in Carrot (dark to light blocks) or Kona Snow (light to dark blocks)
  • Crosshatch in Tangerine
  • Line Scratch in Tangerine
  • Leaves in Tangerine
  • Binding: Crosshatch in Poppy
  • Quilter’s Dream Green Batting


  • Straight line matchstick quilting using 50wt Aurifil 2311 on the light blocks and 50wt Aurifil 2220 on the dark blocks

Thank you so much for following along on the Triangle Transparency Blog Hop this week! I have really enjoyed seeing the beautiful quilts that the pattern testers created, and I hope you found some quilting inspiration in their quilts and blogs.

In case you missed details on any of the wonderful quilts, here are all the stops on the Triangle Transparency blog hop:

And don’t forget that the Triangle Transparency quilt pattern is currently available for sale in my CraftsyEtsy, and Payhip stores for $6 through Sunday, April 12th, which is a savings of 33% off of its regular price.

Triangle Transparency Quilt Pattern Cover
Triangle Transparency Quilt Pattern Cover

Linking up to TGIFF hosted this week by Sew Fresh Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop (buttons to the right) and I Quilt @Pretty Bobbins.


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