Riley Blake Stripes Blog Tour

We’ve all heard of making an “all solids” quilt, but what about a quilt with all stripes? I decided to take the challenge and use my favorite 1/2″ Riley Blake Stripes to create a fun and modern quilt!

Hexie Half Striped Triangles

I chose 1/2″ stripes in lime green, aqua, and gray and used the large size of the Hexie Half ruler by Lori Holt to cut half hexagons out of the striped fabric.

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After arranging three hexagons into a triangle, I sewed them together. This triangle requires a Y-seam, but it really wasn’t too bad!

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I cut out some white triangles the same size and arranged them in rows, alternating the striped triangles with the white triangles. The large aqua stripe made a fun backing and I chose the gray stripe in the smaller 1/8″ size for the binding.

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The repeating stripes make for a great graphic design and I love the modern, yet simple, vibe.

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While I absolutely love the stripes, I’m curious how the design would look in all solids. Hmmm. . . I might have to make that happen one of these days! 😉

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Since the Riley Blake stripes come in a variety of sizes and colors, I’ve used them for all sorts of projects (and countless bindings!), but an all stripes quilt is a first for me! I loved the opportunity to think outside the box, stretch my creativity, and try something new.

Thanks for following along today and happy sewing!

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13 thoughts on “Riley Blake Stripes Blog Tour

  1. Hi Kristina! What a gorgeous quilt! I just adores stripes of all sizes and widths, and this is really a unique spin on them. You almost lost me on the y-seam . . . but the cuteness overwhelms that small detail. Of course, your quilting choice is spot-on as well. Could this BE any cuter?! Thanks for sharing with us! I’m going to PIN for future reference. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet message, Roseanne! And don’t let those Y-seams discourage you! These half hexagon pieces are pretty big, so I think that helped smooth out any unevenness from that might have occurred. 🙂

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      1. Kristina, I love this quilt — your choice of RB stripes and the colors you chose! Despite Y seam, I am thinking of making it! Where can I buy your pattern? Thank you. Leah

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