June 16, 2021
The Deltille Quilt is here!
I feel like I have been talking about and sharing this quilt for ages. In fact, I first shared this particular quilt in April! I had gotten this box of beautiful fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics (as part of their brand ambassador program) and I knew I wanted to make something special with them.
It had been on my mind to design a pattern that showed off larger scale prints. I tried a couple designs using larger squares and rectangles in various combinations, but none of them really jumped out at me. Then I started playing with triangles, and eventually landed on the Deltille design.
I sent my mock ups to my Director of Creative Names (ie: my best friend) who went down the Google rabbit hole until she found this website that described the word "Deltille" as another word for "triangular tiling". And if that wasn't more perfect I don't know what is!
Once I figured out the design, I immediately cut into my fabrics to see if it would work. I had to tweak the sizing a bit and make some adjustments on the fly, but I LOVE how it turned out.
Since I had a good mix of fabrics, I went with a scrappy layout and mixed and matched my blocks until I had a good balance. I saved the chunky red and white stripe print for the binding. I can't resist using stripes for binding when I have that as an option.
The hidden surprise in this quilt is the back though! This fabric collection has a really fun panel that has 4 half yard designs. I cut out each panel and sewed them into the quilt backing.
My only regret is that this quilt isn't bigger! It would make a perfect summer picnic quilt.
You can get the PDF pattern here or the PRINTED pattern here!
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