The triangle shape has long been a symbol of enlightenment. Some historians believe that the shape of the Egyptian pyramids was significant and meant to direct the spirits entombed within them toward the homes of the Gods.
As computer technology has developed, architects and builders have found the triangle shape to be particularly sturdy and even stronger to build with than rectangles. Each of the three sides of a triangle support one another.
Two thoughts emerge from these observations about triangles: Sometimes it takes embracing and examining the sharper aspects of our lives to reach a more enlightened state of mind and our quilting community is stronger when we support one another.
Tea for Two by Jeanne Treleaven @jmtreleaven
At first glance, Treleaven’s quilt does not immediately read triangles. Upon closer examination you’ll find that triangles are the driving force of this composition. We love how it’s both chaotic and structured.
Plum Corset by Susan Manson @modernmanson
Manson created her quilt using bias tape. Despite the low contrast of the print fabric she chose, it adds dimension to the quilt and draws the eye in for a closer inspection.
In-tents Reflections by Chriss Coleman @chriss_coleman
This quilt has mountain lake vibes. We love the way the saturated colors pop out from the white background fabric and the way black is thoughtfully used to create a shading effect.
Always Add Orange by Linda Hungerford @FlourishingPalms
Hungerford approached this quilt with the intention of creating a feeling of transparency. Her thoughtful use of mixing solid fabrics with prints helps create the transparent feeling she was aiming for. We love how the triangles float in this piece.
Polygon Tornado by Sharyl Sheppard @ItsSewScottsdale
We love the movement of these sharp triangles. They look especially dangerous. Sheppard’s color choices make the triangles pop out of the quilt in a three dimensional way.
Sunny Skinny Geese by Evie Jespersen @EvQuilts
Talk about itsy bitsy baby geese. These minituraized, elongated flying geese are impressive with their perfect points despite the difficulty when working so small.
You can find these mini triangle quilts and more inCurated Quilts, Issue No. 4: Triangles. Purchase your copy today!
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By Brittany Bowen Burton