1 Hour Pink Quilt

It’s Saturday night and we decided to come home after dinner rather than in the morning so I had a chance to get started on my 1 hour Pink Quilt.

I had two fat quarters with a white background and I debated whether there would be enough contrast to use them for the blocks. After sewing up one set of 1/2 square triangles I felt there was enough contrast to see the block pattern and since I have limited fabric choices for this quilt I decided to leave them in.

As you can see from the picture I used Thangles to make my half square triangles. I use them for block sizes 4 inches and smaller otherwise I use the square method – drawing a line and sewing on either side of it to get 2 1/2 square triangle blocks.

I also rummaged through my stash and found two light pink fabrics that can be combined for the backing – I was afraid I wouldn’t have anything that would work and would need to buy more fabric. Since I piece almost all of my backs from my stash I was glad I had something that would work – after all my goal is to use what I have whenever possible!


  1. From the picture it looks like you have plenty of contrast. A pink quilt would look cute in that pattern. Look forward to seeing the finished project.

  2. I’ve never used thangles either! Looks like you are making a good start on that top though… and 2 of the tops I am working on now are going to have pieced backs. Great way to bust stash, I think!Cheers!Evelyn

  3. I would use thangles or triangles in a roll in a heartbeat–let someone else worry about marking that grid!Going to be a really girly quilt!

  4. I have a quilt made of the same pink fabric, but it has no triangles in it. I haven’t used Thangles, but I have used triangles on a roll.I haven’t tried applique yet, but it is on my list to try real soon.

  5. Hi Mary, I love your pinks. It’s not a color I use much, altho I have quite abit of pink in my stash.I think it’s going to look great!

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