Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my  Triangle Joy Pattern, my latest modern quilt pattern.

Dig into your scrap basket for a delightfully scrappy version  OR you can use some of those treasured prints that you may only have small remnants of.

To celebrate, I’m holding a fun Giveaway of some modern prints and solids.  Be sure to scroll down for the entry requirements.

Paper-piecing has taken the contemporary quilt world by storm—and for good reasons. Paper-piecing is a way to accurately piece complex blocks. And once you get the hang of it, paper-piecing is really quite easy!

You can buy the digital download pattern HERE.

Triangle Joy Pattern–Inspiration

I started designing the blocks in Triangle Joy as an improvisational project when I participated in an online challenge to make a mini quilt with triangles.

I realized that I was having so much fun designing triangle blocks that I kept going and switched over to EQ8 quilt design software to design paper pieced triangle blocks.  My goal was to design a series of blocks that kept an improvisational look in the design.

If you want to see the inspiration quilt, go HERE to read my blog post.

Triangle Joy is designed for beginner or experienced paper piecers.  And, you can make it in a variety of fabrics.

Paper piecing a simple triangle block ensures accuracy–and there’s no complicated math!

One of the complex looking blocks. But paper piecing makes it go together very easily.

You can make this pattern in solids (like the sample quilt on the cover) or use a variety of print scraps for the triangles and the background.

Full Size Templates

In this pattern, you have full-size templates for 11 paper-pieced blocks. You can print the paper piecing patterns on your home printer.   (Be sure to print or copy the pages at 100%.) I’ve also included a planning page to help you keep organized.

If you have successfully paper-pieced simple blocks, then you should have no difficulty making any of the blocks in this pattern. Also, to help you get started, I have graded the blocks for “degree of difficulty.” Even if you are a very experienced paper-piecer, I suggest starting with the blocks labeled Easy. Sometimes we have to do a refresher if we’ve been away from it for a while.

Fabric Choices and Requirements

All Quilt photos by Amy Garro. I am a Quilt Photography company ambassador and photos were provided free.

You can make this pattern in solids (like the sample quilt on the pattern cover) or use a variety of print scraps for the triangles and low volume prints for the background. Check out these examples.

Here are the fabric requirements for this pattern:

**12 to 20 assorted solids or modern prints (approximately 1-1/4 yards total for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/8 yards for 64″ x 64″ size)

**Background fabrics for blocks: 1-1/2 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/8 yards for 64″ x 64″ size

**Borders: 1-1/2 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 2-1/4 yards for 64″ x 64″ size

**Backing: 3-1/4 yards of background fabric for 52″ x 52″ quilt OR 4 yards for 64″ x 64″ size

Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Fabric Giveaway

I am giving away two fabric bundles.  How to enter:

  1. Comment below –what do you enjoy most about paper piecing?
  2. US entries only please.
  3. IMPORTANT NOTE:  DO NOT PUT YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR ACTUAL COMMENT.  The commenting system asks for it separately when you post your comment.
  4. Comment by August 15th at 5 p.m. Eastern US. COMMENTS CLOSED.  WINNERS WILL RECEIVE EMAIL! I will draw a random number for the two winners and notify you by email.  (US entries only please.)
Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

Bundle #1: Solids and 5 inch squares in modern prints from the Palm Springs Contempo line from Benartex


Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

Bundle #2 Assorted prints from several manufacturers

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33 Responses to Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

  1. Sandra ealy August 6, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    To be honest I hate to do paper piecing, because I waste fabric. But I do love my result when I finish my piece. I do fuss the whole time and still love it at the end.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw August 6, 2018 at 11:40 am #

      Yes, I know what you mean. But, if you do small piecing improvisation, then those leftovers could still be used.

    • Lisa S. August 14, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

      i love quilting and though I don’t do a ton of paper piecing, I love the challenge of doing it. I always learn something new from it and I love the crisp edges it produces.

  2. Frances Kelley August 6, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Paper piecing is the answer to my inability to get my points correctly. Am ordering this pattern!!!
    Frsnces Kelley

    • Carole Lyles Shaw August 6, 2018 at 11:40 am #

      Thanks so much Frances!! I can’t wait to see what you create.

  3. carol nelms August 6, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    I like the precision of paper piecing, Thanks for the great giveaway

  4. Jana Payne August 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    I’m new to paper piecing. I guess I’ve always been scared to try. I’ve found it to actually be fun! I look forward to trying your new pattern (as soon as I finish a few projects).

  5. Darleen Sanford August 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

    I love paper piecing because of the precision. I totally love Triangle Joy. Will probably have to purchase it.

  6. Rose August 6, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Love paperpiecing to get perfect points. Makes me look good.

  7. Anja @ Anja Quilts August 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    Congratulations on the new pattern. It’s wonderful.

  8. Anita Thompson August 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

    There are a number of things I enjoy about paper piecing. First is it makes seemingly difficult blocks more easily; second, being able to use up my scraps and lastly, once I get into it, I find it rather relaxing. I get into a rhythm and seem to start working on autopilot. ?

  9. Melody Lutz August 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    Gorgeous! I love the ACCURACY of paper piecing!!!

  10. Jackie Laba August 6, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    I like PPing for a weird reason: I really, really have to pay attention to what I’m doing, something that’s good for this old brain.

  11. Cynthia rosner August 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    I like paper piecing because you can make skinny shapes that are well defined. Nice points

  12. usairdoll August 7, 2018 at 12:14 am #

    Paper piecing is great for the accuracy. I’m still a beginner at it but love the results.

  13. Maureen Callahan August 7, 2018 at 7:28 am #

    Another great pattern Carole! I wonder what it would look like with a low volume or black background.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw August 7, 2018 at 10:04 am #

      I think it would work well with low volume as long as the fabrics for the triangle patches really stand out. The low volume fabrics would have to read as near solids–like tone on tones do. I’m going to experiment with some additional combinations and post them. As for black…hmmmm….the triangle pieces might sink into the black visually because they are pretty small in most of the blocks. I’d love tot see what you come up with!

  14. Donna Harrington August 7, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    I’m a bit confused – is the pattern free or is it 10.00?

    • Carole Lyles Shaw August 7, 2018 at 10:02 am #

      Sorry for any confusion. The giveaway is for the fabric bundles only.

  15. Cathy Leitner August 7, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    Love this quilt Carole!!! It really has my mind going! Paper piecing makes it so easy to be precise. Thank you for this contest!!!

  16. Jayne Namerow August 7, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    I love this pattern, Carole!

  17. Quilting Tangent August 7, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    Precise points! Bundle 1

  18. Kathleen McCormick August 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

    Great quilt and the paper piecing is a great idea. I love the precision of paper piecing. Good luck with it!

  19. Frances Kelley August 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    Paper piecing makes my points fit.

  20. Kathy E. August 12, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Paper piecing is great way to make a block with exact measurements without even measuring! I love the look of using a variety of fabrics with a collage of the same block design and all are exactly the same size…doesn’t always happen with my other pieced blocks!

  21. Ann O. August 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    Since I’m a bit “precision challenged”, PP makes me look real good!! And really, complicated patterns are so much easier to accomplish. What a cool pattern!

  22. Kelley O August 14, 2018 at 3:13 am #

    I love paper piecing because every single point is sharp and precise. There is no worry of sewing a little wide or cutting a little shy. It’s fabulous! Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m going to have to make that triangle quilt!

    • Carole Lyles Shaw August 14, 2018 at 9:46 am #

      Thanks Kelley! Have fun with the pattern.

  23. Stephanie Jacobson August 14, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    I love the precision of paper piecing. I also love the sound and feel of sewing on paper!

  24. Donna Prevedell August 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    Crazy about your precisely crazy use of shapes and color! I’m ready to jump off this cliff …. or hill!

  25. Rachel Williams August 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    I enjoy the accuracy of paper-piecing, and the fact that I can achieve cirved designs, withouth ever having to sewand actual curve! Learning to paper piece has been an amazing experience!

  26. Mary Okruhlik August 14, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

    I like the wow feeling you get when you finish a paper pieced block and it looks so good and the block is the right size.