Shark Tooth Quilt

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It is great to be back and share with you my Shark Tooth Quilt.  We had a great time this summer looking for shark teeth on the beaches in North Carolina.  It is perfect for a boy, but I’m not sure I’m going to let my son have it.  I love the loves that V and Co have used this their Color Theory line.    Would love to have you stop by my blog and say hi anytime and see what I have going on.

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1 Fat Eighth bundle: Color Theory by V and Co.

2 yards Snow Bella Solids

1 yard Steel Bella Solids

½ yard Mustard 10833 Color Theory – sashing

½ yard Navy 10835 Color Theory – binding

3½ yard Navy 10832 Color Theory – backing

Peaky and Spike Multi Sz Ruler8289 Michell Marketing#1 Manufacturer Item:8289

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You will want to pull out the colors you want to use for your quilt.  I choose to use all the greys, lime greens and navys.   (saving the pinks, teals and mustards for another project.)

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Cutting instructions:

Triangles: (I use a triangle ruler to make this very easy – see ingredients for type)

1.  Color Theory print material :   Cut 6″ strips from your fat eighth’s so you have a piece that is a 6″x20″ rectangle.

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You will then use your ruler to cut 4 – 6 inch triangles from every color (I used 18 different materials) for a total of 72 triangles.

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2. Snow solid:  Cut a total of 64 full triangles and 16 half triangles.   (you can get 11 triangles and 2 half triangles from every 6″xWOF of snow or 10 triangles and 4 half triangles )

Sashing:

Snow solid:  Cut 5 – 3½” x WOF of the solid snow fabric.   One of your stripes you will need to cut into 4 – 10″x6″ rectangle.

Mustard print:  Cut 4 – 3½” x WOF of the print mustard fabric.  One of your stripes you will need to cut into 4 – 10″x6″ rectangle.

Outside Border:

Steel Bella Solid:  Cut 6 – 4½” x WOF of the solid Steel Fabric.  Two of your stripes you will need to cut from each a 10″ x 4½”  and an approx 4½” x 30″ (rest of the WOF)  -giving you a total of 2 – 10″x 4½” rectangle and 2 – 30″x4½” rectangle.

Great job you have cut out all that you need for your quilt!

Sewing Instructions:

You will now want to lay out your triangles on the floor.  One row will have the triangles facing up and the next row will have the triangles facing down.  I choose to have the same color opposite of each other.  I also alternated the colors, trying to give a lot of variety.  There are 8 rows total making 4 sets of top and bottom triangles (pictures below shows two sets.)

Each row will have 9 print triangles, 8 solid triangles and 2 half solid triangles.

Once I had the colors where I wanted I added all the white triangles and half triangles.

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You will want to sew each row of triangles.  One tip I learned is to make sure that your triangles look like they are overlapping a bit when you sew.  See picture below ( you can see both parts of the green strip and the white):

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If they lay onto of each other perfectly then you have matched the wrong ends an it will not create a straight line when you iron it.

Iron as you add each triangle to your row.

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Once you have sewed all 8 rows to triangles together you will want to now add the sashing:

Sew a 3 1/2″ x WOF to a 3 1/2 x 10″ snow solid to create a strip which is approx 50″ x 3 1/3 rectangle.  It will be a bit long so don’t worry we’ll trim it.  You will want to do this 3 more times for a total of 4 snow white sashing.

You will add a snow sashing between the long flat ends of the triangles that match.

To help your points line up you will want to make sure that you are sewing where the X marks the spot – see picture below:

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Trim the extra sashing once you have sewed it to the triangles.  You should have 4 sets of 2 rows of trianges with a white sashing inbetween.

Sew a 3 1/2″ x WOF to a 3 1/2 x 10″ mustard print to create a strip which is approx 50″ x 3 1/3 rectangle (just like you did with the snow sashings).  It will be a bit long so don’t worry we’ll trim it.  You will want to do this 2 more times for a total of 3 mustard print sashings.

I then added a mustard print in between the 4 sets triangles.  See picture below:

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Sew a 3 1/2″ x WOF to a 3 1/2 x 10″ steel solid to create a strip which is approx 50″ x 3 1/3 rectangle (just like you did with the snow sashings).  It will be a bit long so don’t worry we’ll trim it.  You will want to do this 1 more times for a total of 2 steel solid sashings of this length.

Sew a 3 1/2″ x WOF to a 3 1/2 x 30″ steel solid to create a strip which is approx 70″ x 3 1/3 rectangle (just like you did with the snow sashings).  It will be a bit long so don’t worry we’ll trim it.  You will want to do this 1 more times for a total of 2 steel solid sashings of this length.

To create the steel grey border you will sew the 3 1/2 x 50″ steel rectangle to the top and bottom of your triangles rows.  Trim off extra steel fabric.  Next sew the 3 1/2″ x 70″ steel rectangles to the sides of your quilt (triming off the extra) to complete your border.

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You can now sandwich with the backing and batting and I choose to machine quilt with straight line quilting in the white triangles and along the sashing, leaving the color triangle unquilted so they would pop.

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Next bind your quilt, then wash it for the extra crinkle feel.  Head to your closest couch or bed and cuddle up with your favorite hubby, kid or book!

 

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One 58″x70″ quilt (before you wash it – it will shrink once you wash it)

Would love to see the quilts you make.  Put a picture in the comment section on my blog!

Hope you have a great day sewing!

Kris Allen
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