We featured Karen Lewis’s Shine Bright quilt in issue 39 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, and if you’ve been sewing this project you’ll find you have a whole batch of left-over units from the quilt’s Star Point units leftover. Turn them into an eye-catching mini quilt with Karen’s triangle quilt tutorial!
Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the magazine – you can still make this marvellous mini quilt. You just need a batch of Half Square Rectangle units that measure 4 x 2in. Read this how to guide and whip up a batch before you start making this project!
You will need…
- Print fabric: one hundred and sixty (160) leftover triangles
- Backing fabric: 23in x 30in
- Batting: 23in x 30in
- Binding fabric: ¼yd
18in x 24in approx
- Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
- RST = right sides together.
- Print fabrics are from the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis and the Carkai collection by Carolyn Friedlander, both for Robert Kaufman.
Making the blocks
Take two right-hand coloured triangles trimmed from step 10 of the quilt instructions and place them RST, matching up the diagonal edge – the triangle underneath will have an overhang of ¼in at one end and the triangle on top will have an overhang of ¼in at the opposite end. Join on the diagonal edge with a ¼in seam.
Open out and press. Trim to 4in x 2in making sure the diagonal runs from corner to corner.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining right-hand triangles and the left-hand triangles from step 11 of the quilt instructions to give you eighty units in total – you will have forty with the diagonal running in one direction and forty with the diagonal running in the opposite direction.
Completing your mini quilt
Arrange the units into five rows of sixteen units each. Join them into rows and then join the rows to complete the quilt top, which should measure 18in x 24½in.
Repeat steps 29–31 of the quilt instructions to quilt and finish the mini quilt. Karen quilted this mini with vertical lines approx 3⁄8in apart.
From the binding fabric, cut three (3) 2½in x WOF strips. Repeat steps 32–33 of the quilt instructions to bind the mini quilt.