June ‘19 OMG

My June 2019 One Monthly Goal is to make 50 blocks that I will use in a modified version of Melody Miller’s Cotton + Steel Picnic Quilt. I’ve wanted to make a quilt using triangles that are not half-square triangles for awhile now. One of my favorite quilts that I saw online last year was Saija@Saijaelina.blogspot.com’s version of the Harlequin quilt using Mr. Domestic’s Loved to Pieces fabric collection. This quilt exclusively uses half-rectangle square blocks which I like very much, but I’m even more drawn to blocks that have variations of equilateral triangles. The Cotton+Steel Picnic quilt pattern combines half-rectangle squares with two different versions of equilateral triangles (that can each be rotated 180 degrees) which is a big win in my book. The only drawback for me with this pattern is cutting out the triangular pieces using paper templates which I flat-out do NOT like to do. So I drew the half-rectangle and equilateral blocks on graph paper and made copies, so I can make my version using foundation paper-piecing which I like very much. Like Saija, I am using the fabulous Loved to Pieces fabric collection along with some coordinating Pure Elements fabrics, and the finished quilt top will be made from a total of 132 blocks to make a 80” x 84” quilt for my bed. Below is a pic of the first three blocks that I have made:

And here are the two equilateral triangle blocks rotated 180 degrees:

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: June ‘19 OMG.

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9 Responses to June ‘19 OMG

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! Oh my, those fabrics. I just adore those two you used in the half rectangle pieces. I have been intrigued by those blocks myself and want to make a quilt full of them. Your equilateral triangle blocks are very cool as well – and two different ones at that. This is going to be a fabulous quilt – can’t wait to see your progress. ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. Frédérique says:

    This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I love this pattern too


  3. helen says:

    this is going to be a very interesting quilt. It also reminded me I have quite a quantity of hst in cotton and steel stitched. I must get them out


  4. Lisa J. says:

    This looks like fun! I have also wanted to work on 1/2 rectangle triangles….soon….very soon!


  5. Sarah Goer says:

    What a lovely start. I’m glad you found a way to make the blocks more enjoyable for you to make. Have fun with it!


  6. patty says:

    Fun block. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.


  7. Bonnie in VA says:

    It’s going to be fun to make some unusual triangle blocks. Great color.


  8. kaholly says:

    Good luck accomplishing your OMG this month! I look forward to seeing them all together.


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