Thursday, May 2, 2013

Triangle Thursday #15

May 2, 2013
Road To Heaven
This design is number 1324 in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. It is attributed to Michael James around 1978. This is a more complex block but it is definitely a “do-able” block.   I am using 4 of these blocks in my guild challenge that is due next Saturday. I’ll do a fairly simple quilting design in the border and I think I’ll quilt from corner to corner in the center. (See finished top pictured at the end.) You can find a printer friendly version here. 
Cutting directions are for 6”
Number to cut
Black Squares
1 ½”
Blue Squares
1 ½”
Blue Triangles
1 1/2” triangle template
Green Triangles
1 1/2” triangle template

Here are the pieces laid out after I made the half square triangles.  Part of the challenge required us to use only squares and half square triangles.  That’s why I made the blue triangles in the corner by half square triangles and a square rather than a larger triangle.

Sew the squares together into rows.  I ironed the seams in the same direction in each row.  The next row, the seams went the opposite direction.

Now sew the rows together.  I chose to iron these seams open in hopes of spreading out the bulk in the seams.

Broken down this way this isn’t all that hard of a block, but there are a lot of pieces to it. 

I’ve used four blocks together.  The sashing is cut 1” by 6 ½”. The little black corner stone is 1 ” square.  I added a black 2” (cut) border.  I’ll be batting it up and quilting it during this coming week.  Then it becomes a part of a display at local libraries for the next 3 months or so.  (Yep, that is a red wall in the background!)

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Thanks again for the tutorials and for the printer friendly directions.


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