60 Degree Equilateral Triangle Quilt Blocks

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On our recent trip to Minnesota we stopped at several quilt shops…..I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you! I think it was in the last store that I saw a beautiful 60 degree triangle quilt and when I found the pattern it was no surprise to see that it was Boomerang from Jaybird Quilts. Julie Herman writes patterns that are very easy to follow and I figured since I already had the ruler…..I’d buy the pattern.60 Degree Equilateral Triangle Quilt BlocksI have been in the mood to just do some piecing and I decided that it was time to use this beautiful bundle of fat quarters that I had from 3 Sisters by Moda called Favorites 2014 that I won some time ago. There are 40….yes….40 fat quarters in this bundle!

I did a web search and found that Shabby Fabrics still has yardage from this collection. I’m leaving a note here so I can find the link myself when I finish this quilt and need fabric for binding and a backing. If nothing else, many times if you buy a newer collection from a designer such at 3 Sisters by Moda, you will find something similar that will work.3 Sisters modabundle

When I pulled out the fabrics and pattern I realized I didn’t have the Super SideKick ruler, (Jaybirds Quilts always includes a template) I have the Lazy Angle which looks similar. Darn! Then I got thinking about the pattern being made of 60 degree equilateral triangles and was sure I had one…or two of those.
60 Degree Equilateral Triangle Quilt BlocksIt worked great and the blocks were easy to make. Here is the Boomerang pattern.
Boomerang quilt pattern
I started putting two of each fat quarter on my design wall just as incentive to keep working on it. I ended up getting 10 blocks from each set of two fat quarters.
Equilateral 60 degree trianglesSomething I try and do all of the time anymore is to cut up my scraps into the sizes I like to keep right away.
60 degree triangle block scraps I am getting some beautiful additions to add to my  2″ and 2 1/2″ square scraps. My goal this week is to get all of the blocks made, I think I have 10 fat quarters left to cut up and make into 60 degree equilateral triangles.
Equilateral 60 degree triangles

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  1. Beautiful quilt Connie. I’ve always loved Julie’s quilt patterns. I have quite a few and her templates, although I don’t believe I have the super sidekick.

    Oh and yea, I’m just shocked that you would have stopped at a quilt shop. I never would have thought. HAHA

  2. Hello Connie Dear. This is going to be spectacular with those lovely fabrics. I cannot imagine winning a bundle of 40 fat quarters! Your skills and tools are amazing. So happy to see you sewing something just because you can! Autumn Bliss…xo

  3. I love Jaybird’s patterns and rulers. Her patterns are so well written! Your quilt is going to be spectacular in that fabric!

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, This is truly going to be a beautiful quilt. I can not wait to see it when you have it all finished. Plus, how fabulous that the other ruler worked just as well. It is always nice to have nifty rulers, but the ones that will work for more than one thing are the best ones to own. Glad that you had a nice trip, also. Have a great day!

  5. So happy that you are back creating and this is going to be a very pretty quilt! Nice to use rulers we have instead of having to buy more!

  6. Ah, it’s all a process! Sounds like you’re plugging right along and almost have all your blocks done! I have that pattern, too. One of these days…..

  7. Good to see you back and in action, Connie. Wow, you’ve been busy! I think I have that sidekick ruler and have never used it. 🙁 Glad you found something that works just as well.

  8. That will be fabulous. Those are great fabrics.

  9. I have that pattern! I’m going to make it for my grandson who will be graduating from high school this year. He likes aqua, sunset orange and gray. I think it will be a classy quilt. I’m going to follow your progress eagerly.

  10. Beautiful quilt. I have that ruler, a fat quarter bundle and pretty certain that pattern. Thanks for sharing and inspiring with your #CreativeGooodness. Love it! I also hope you had a good trip. Glad you are back.


  11. Kathleen Kingsbury says:

    This will be beautiful!