Three flocks quilt


I set out to make a colorful quilt with plenty of white space for my bedroom. I knew I wanted to include triangles in the design, but wanted to keep it fairly simple. Originally, my thought was to have three rectangular blocks of triangles. I liked the idea of having one column of triangles in each block with the background and foreground reversed. But, what seemed great in my head and looked promising on sketch paper felt sort of heavy and static when I laid out the fabric triangles. A little playing around and I came up with the big triangles.

IMG_0476Because this quilt was intended for a specific space, I tested out different layouts on my bed. It was really helpful to see how the design would work on the surface of the bed–by eliminating the sides of the quilt from the visual field. I think this technique is especially useful for larger quilts. (Plus I don’t have space for a design wall, so my bed makes a pretty great surface for experimenting with layouts.)

IMG_0272This design has the right balance of white and color that I was looking for. The colors are unusual for me, but I love how cheerful they are. I used a print from Leah Duncan’s Meadow collection for the backing, with a little bit of orange at the top. The binding is from Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures collection. I like how the gray adds a dash of sophistication to the palette.

IMG_0484I quilted using the diagonal edges of the triangles as guides to create a grid. I was really pleased how the quilting lines create a sort of argyle effect. The lines are spaced two inches apart, which gives the quilt a really soft and cozy feel.


19 thoughts on “Three flocks quilt

    1. brigitdermott Post author

      Hi Kelly!

      Thanks for pinning my quilt–I am already a follower of your quilty goodness board–I love it! We seem to have very similar taste in quilts.


    1. brigitdermott Post author

      Yes! I am working on the pattern right now. It should be done and up in my etsy shop in about two weeks. Thanks for asking! I’ll post when it’s ready.

    2. brigitdermott Post author

      Hi again, Cindy,

      I just wanted to let you know that the pattern for this quilt is now available in my Etsy shop. I am also running a give away on the blog so please enter to win a copy!

  1. Judy

    Beautiful quilt! That is a great idea for planning a design for a quilt being made for a specific space! I know what I see in my head doesn’t always translate as well to fabric 😉

    1. brigitdermott Post author

      Thanks, Judy! I just took a peek at your blog. I love you plus quilt–I’m a big fan of Carolyn Friedlander and your design works so well with her collection!


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