Tipsy Triangles

Tipsy Triangles is a pattern I designed and made for Curated Quilts. The fourth issue focused on Triangle quilts and I had a lot of fun with these improvised triangles! Our submissions included two exacting patterns made with trusty half-square triangle units, so this was a great departure.

TipsyTriangles by Amy Ellis for

Tipsy Triangles

The fabrics used in the quilt were provided by Robert Kaufman. Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun in Charcoal makes up the majority of the quilt, which is so soft and beautiful to work with! The triangle pieces are made from Charm Packs in the Birds of Paradise palette. I decided to add a little bit of the striped fabric in the binding to the triangles.

I love the random shapes that the triangles make when sewn together. About halfway through sewing the quilt top together, I noticed a pattern on the right side. So I decided to go with it and to add a small touch of order to the quilt topic the one column.

I quilted Tipsy Triangles with a small {parenthesis} it’s just enough texture to add to the overall design without taking away from the fun piecing. Using a planned palette and block size, makes this a fun intro to improv piecing, if you are looking for a place to start!

You can learn more about Curated Quilts online here.

Happy Quilting,


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By |2018-10-15T10:25:31-06:00October 15th, 2018|Curated Quilts, finished quilt|7 Comments


  1. Jill October 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Is the tipsy triangle pattern available to purchase? Thank you

    • Amy October 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      HI Jill! It’s included in the Triangle issue of Curated Quilts. There’s links in the post to find it.

  2. Karen Weber October 20, 2018 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Darn – the magazine is sold out already. Maybe you can ask the magazine to allow you to post the pattern separately, since we can’t buy it from them.

    • Amy October 24, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

      It just sold out over the weekend Karen! I will have the pattern available, once the rights revert to me. Hopefully in January. :)

  3. Julie Wickstrom November 4, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    What were the dimensions of the quilt you finished (pictured here)?

  4. B. J. Berlo August 26, 2019 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Be sure to always proofread your patterns before posting. You know what autocorrect can do. What does “I quilted Tipsy Triangles with a small (parenthses) mean?

    • Amy August 27, 2019 at 8:42 am - Reply

      The quilting pattern is parenthesis }{}{}{}{ alternating on their side to make a line across the quilt.

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