100 Blocks Volume 5: Triangle Tracks

I decided my ensemble was complete with the design of my last block, Hat’s Off, which appeared in 100 Blocks, Volume 4. It was time for something new for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5 and I decided a pieced block was the answer.


QMMS 120022 STARCK 100 Blocks Volume 5: Triangle Tracks

Triangle Tracks by Denise Starck


I really appreciate designs that look more complicated than they actually are. Makes me feel like I’m getting away with something if others think I made something really intricate and involved, even when I didn’t (I’m probably the only one who believes that)!

The color palette of this Central Park fabric line designed by Deborah Edwards for Northcott really caught my eye. I find the colors very soothing, kinda spa-like! I wonder what this block would look like in other color palettes…

maybe grayscale with a pop of red:

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how about something sweet and girly:

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or maybe something more masculine:

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Hmm… I just love what a difference color can make in a quilt! Doesn’t it just make you want to go see what you can get away with in your quilting?

Giveaway: Leave a comment by 12 noon MST on Thursday, 5/3 telling me what you try to get away with for a chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks, Volume 5 and prizes from RJR Fabrics and Coats & Clark.

Congratulations SewLindaAnn, comment #133! Your comment was randomly picked to win a copy of 100 Blocks Volume 5 and prizes from our sponsors RJR Fabrics and Coats and Clark. It was such fun to hear what everyone tries to get away with!

Another chance for you to win at Quiltmaker is coming up starting May 10, 2012 with our 100 Blocks, 25 Winners contest . Twenty-five people will each win four of the blocks featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 5. Visit quiltmaker.com starting May 10 and click on the Contests tab for your chance to enter.

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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200 Responses to 100 Blocks Volume 5: Triangle Tracks

  1. Ginger says:

    I think I have just justified my fabric purchase. I need to make these blocks!

  2. Cindi C says:

    I’m always trying to squeeze more into the day that seems possible. Just one more…that’s what’s always in the back of my mind.

  3. Judy says:

    I try to get away with sewing every afternoon even though there are always other thing that I think need to be done. Unfortunately it doesn’t work as often as I would like unless I am on a dead line.

  4. kwiltnkats says:

    I try to get away with as little house work as possible! I like your Volume 5 block but must admit I miss another ensemble block. Was it last year you asked for more ideas on the next piece to add? Can’t wait to get this next Volume! Sandi

  5. Kristin M says:

    I try to get away with more time in the sewing room.

  6. Tracy says:

    I try to get away with hiding fabric, my sewing room became my bedroom when I was confined to a wheelchair. It was the only room downstairs we could get a hospital bed in was my “sewing room”, thank God we had it. You’d be amazed where all you can hide your stash when you have to. :)

  7. michele says:

    great block. Looks so modern

  8. Sandy Farquhar says:

    I Love Your Block Triangle Tracks! I try and get away with changing blocks from original designs and can come up w/some pretty neat blocks. Thanks for having this Great Giveaway with Great Prizes and a chance to win Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5!

  9. Lisa says:

    I try to get away with bringing more fabric home!

  10. Nancy Sue says:

    I “try” to get away with working on hubby’s handmade gifts before he returns from work. There have been times when I’ve lost track of time, and had I’ve had to quickly park the needle and throw it behind the couch :) Good thing I don’t work with glass!

  11. Bettina says:

    brilliant question- I actually sat here for a good 10 minutes playing out fantasies in my head…I’d love to get away with hiding a long arm quilting machine in a two bed apartment….I’d need a magically expanding room sadly….and a magically expanding bank account…
    thanks for the fab giveaway!

  12. Carol says:

    I am always trying to convince myself that I really don’t need that fabric that I fall in love with at the store. I try to get away with the purchase my promising myself that I will be stronger next time. LOL

  13. Pat B says:

    I’d like to get away with using super bright color combos that you wouldn’t normally see together and find that they really work!

  14. Ellen says:

    I try to get away with postponing the cleaning so I can spend more time sewing. But then I have company over & I hate that my house is a mess. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Susan S says:

    Denise, my friends really don’t know that they have coffee/tea outside is because there are no other surfaces left. There is the kitchen but its light makes it good for hand sewing. Fortunately, a great outside view. Thank you for the block – still not convinced that it will be easy piecing, & the give away.

  16. Binks says:

    I try to get away with not so precise cutting. It always blows up in my face though. I don’t know why I don’t learn.

  17. Debbie says:

    I try to get away with sneaking fabric into the house when the family isn’t looking!!!

  18. Dolly says:

    I try to get away with adding a metallic for our quilting guild’s charity block. Sooo pretty.

  19. Dolly says:

    I try to get away with adding a metallic for our quilting guild’s charity block.

  20. Pat V. says:

    I try to get away with sneaking fabric into the house when no one’s looking, and getting it stashed in my fabric closet unseen by prying familial eyes.

  21. CelticRose says:

    I get away with using a stab stitch instead of the traditional quilting stitch when quilting by hand. It looks exactly the same, gives me better control, and I don’t curse the air blue!

  22. ritainalaska says:

    i get away with not having to try to get away with whatever, if you know what i mean. i have only myself to please and i’m easy to please!

  23. E. Engman says:

    Making complex looking blocks simple to do.

  24. Jen says:

    My husband calls it the “dungeon” since it is in the dark, subterranean garage. I prefer to think of it as a “she-cave”.

  25. Jannette says:

    I try to get away with making simple blocks that look really complex when they’re finished – and only I know how easy it really was!

  26. Jen says:

    I try to get away with starting new projects even though I haven’t finished the ones I previously started.

  27. Mary says:

    Even though I enjoy cooking, I try to get away with an occasional “yo-yo” night so I can quilt more. That means “you’re on your own” for finding food for supper. I’m finding I get away with it more now that the kids are all grown and gone from home!

  28. Sandi S says:

    I hide my fabric when I come home from shopping but my husband usually will see it in the laundry basket. I enjoy the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block magazine and their regular magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Doris Rice says:

    I use to try to get away with buying fabric and sneaking it in to the house but now I blog about my stash busting (www.thequiltingqueenonline.blogspot.com) so I have to be honest about it now.

  30. crobinson says:

    I try to get away with leaving work early to go home and sew

  31. Fran Smith says:

    I try to get my friends to do the sewing!

  32. Judy says:

    Your block is pretty in all the different color combinations. I try to put off my housework and spend time on the internet or sewing. I can get away with it for awhile but then I do have to get it caught up.

  33. Donna Joy says:

    Oh I feel like I have to sneak any new fabrics I buy into the house, I have to pay with cash so hubby doesn’t find out, and yes I have a stash, so why would I need more fabric.

  34. Annie says:

    I like blocks that look as if lines/shapes are interlocked.

  35. LJ says:

    Hope DH isn’t reading this…I try to get away with buying more fabric than I’ll ever use.

  36. Peggy in KY says:

    I try to make quilts that have movement, but yet easy to assemble.

  37. Jill says:

    Your block it great for a color study.

  38. VickiT says:

    What a great block. Love all those triangles.

    Hmmmmm what do I try to get away with……..I try to ignore all housework and cooking to be sure I have hopped around to all the stops in order to win my very own issue.

  39. Cecilia says:

    I try to get away with seeing my grandchildren as much as possible. :-) congratulations on being in the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Patricia says:

    Sweet block! I try to get away with little to no spending – just using fabrics from my stash. I’m not working so getting creative with what I have is a must for the time being. Thanks “sew much” for this chance to win!!

  41. Diantha Howard says:

    I try to find an excuse to go to the fabric store. I like to look at the remnants to see if there’s anything I can use.

  42. Regina says:

    I’m spoiled – hubby does the cooking and my little guy is a big help… usually I try to get away with being the one to sleep in BOTH weekend days (even if it is in the recliner while the Munchkin watches TV)

  43. Jenny Day says:

    I try to get away with using a not-quite-exact-match when I run out of a particuler fabric, instead of trying to buy more to match.

  44. Deborah Rayman says:

    I try to get away with not cooking to sew.

  45. LeAnne L says:

    I try to get away with not cooking dinner.

  46. Janis T says:

    I’m try to get some sewing time in everyday and get my UFOs done!

  47. Patty Swatzell says:

    I do try to get an hour in my sewing room but lately I haven’t had a chance. Too many things going on in life. Instead of a Calgon moment I need a Quilting moment!

  48. Janet says:

    I try to get away with sewing when I should be doing the yard work!

  49. Karen A says:

    I try to get away with sewing when I should be cleaning.

  50. Glenna Reynolds says:

    I love your block – half of it would make a great border! I try to get away with more sewing time…

  51. Janet says:

    I try to get away with a riot of colour. I love colour!

  52. Jodi G. says:

    WoW! Great looking blocks! I try and get away with spending time with my girlfriend after our quilting class.

    Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.


  53. Kate Brown says:

    I recently just started quilting again and have a very small stash so I try to get away with thinking up new creative reasons of why I need more :)

  54. ANGELA BARGER says:

    I try to get away with “Stash” purchases, everyone in the family now says something because if I like it get some even if not for certain quilt or to go with another fabric.

  55. Deanna says:

    I don’t really mind complicated piecing. It is the ironing that I am still trying to figure out shortcuts for.

  56. Pat Hersl says:

    Should I really confess? Sometimes I think I should just change that block intersection, and other times I tell myself no one will ever notice. Guess my good days are over–it’s been a looooong time since I was a teen!

  57. JoAn GODFREY says:

    I am still trying to get some FMQ to work for me.i do like to make a quilt with the same pattern and every block different with different fabric placements.

  58. Karrie Smith says:

    I just try to get through the day. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the first block the most ;)

  59. Jill says:

    I try to get away with more sewing time than cooking or cleaning.

  60. Joanna says:

    I think your question defines my life, but in quilting I try to get away with alot! I squeeze those seams together if they don’t exactly meet, and make even the skinniest of quilt fabric remnants work. I always think of those Pioneer women who made do and have quilts hanging is museums. Do the best you can with what you have.

  61. Carla G says:

    I try to get away with sewing instead of housework and cleaning. The only thing that gets done when I sew is laundry as it’s downstairs next to my sewing room. :)

  62. Juanita Ross says:

    I think it would be fun to use this block in “bordering” a quilt.

  63. I’m girly! Love the fabric and colors. I tell myself that I am not going to buy any more fabrics or quilt mags, but I do find it hard not too. Makes for great gifts around the holidays and that usually gets me off the hook…Thank you for sharing and Congratulations on your publish block…Judith, Texas

  64. greeta says:

    Love this block. Perhaps with a themed print.

  65. marci says:

    i try to get away with…. “it would make such a nice gift!” and then end up with keeping it for myself — ” i will make something else to give as a gift..”

  66. Helen Sadler says:

    I have quite a stash of fabric but am continuously drawn to something eye catching. This Blog tour has given me so many ideas. I hope to get to completing one soon..
    I completed one quilt with various colors and was so amazed as to how pretty they
    looked when finished.

    Thanks for the awesome tour…

  67. rosa says:

    I love to try differents blocks in a new quilt.Thanks

  68. SewLindaAnn says:

    I’m always using swaps to try new techniques. I feel like I’m getting away with using my swap partners as guinea pigs in a way. Sounds worse when I write it down!

  69. Angie SoCal says:

    I try to get away once a month to a quilt shop to recharge my quilting mojo and view all the new items that have come in.

  70. Rose says:

    Just getting to go to the sewing room this time of year I know that I am getting away with something. Spring work in the vineyard takes top billing on the things to do list.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. I try to “get away” with not cooking or cleaning the house, but those chores keep dragging me back….

  72. Julie in WA says:

    I admit it…I have brought fabric into the house secretly and added to my stash before the family sees and says again…”MORE fabric? Don’t you have ENOUGH?” or “I thought we were trying to pay off the house but that will never happen unless you stop buying fabric!” I like the optional illusion created by your block, especially the dark colored option!

  73. Beth Sanders says:

    I try to get away with more fabric! Congratulations on your inclusion!

  74. Kate says:

    I like to get away with quilting at all! Since most of the time I should be working. Love your block Denise!

  75. Lynda Zech says:

    I am going to do this one in black and hot pink

  76. Paula Z says:

    Forgot the pink combination ~~ looks like “pretty little tulips” to me :)

  77. Paula Z says:

    I’ve been trying to hide the bolts of fabric I’ve been purchasing lately … honestly, I need them! I have every color under the rainbow and NO Neutrals … I’ve been able to “get away with bringing three in” so far! LOL

    I really like the way the color combinations change the Look of the your newest block – CONGRATS ON another being published!!! With some of the color changes, I see different blocks on the first picture I see “floating stars” and on the black/white/red I see “whirligigs” … what a fabulous block and definitely on my list to make!

    Happy Quilting!

  78. Carin says:

    I try to get away with all the purchases of fabric that I’m doing.

  79. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I like to get away with making blocks that look curved, but are really straight piecing. I love your triangle tracks block. Thanks for the chance to win.

  80. Anita says:

    Great block and variations! I try to get away with justifying each purchase as if there will never be a piece of fabric that perfect if I don’t buy it right now :)

  81. I love to make quilts that look involved, but are made from easy components. Your block fits this! Thanks for sharing with us! Anxious to study all the blocks in Vol. 5!

  82. Jane says:

    Humm, What I really enjoy and feel the need to get away with is telling my husband how much I spent at the quilt/needlework shops. It’s amazing how quickly everything adds up and I do feel blessed, yet at the same time guilty for acquiring what I like.

  83. Joyce Carter says:

    I try to get away with buying more fabric and hiding it without my hubby finding out about it.

  84. Maryellen says:

    That’s a great block. It’s easy, but has lots of movement. You could do a signature block for the center, or use your favorite sports team and the star parts could coordinate. Really cool! I like simple that looks challenging, too.

  85. Jocelyn says:

    I always try to figure out how to cut and sew strips instead of cutting an individual square. To me, it helps to speed up the process and cut down on the cutting.

  86. Jennifer P says:

    I try to get away with not doing the dishes and then sit and sew. But the guilts get the better of me and I usually go do the dishes anyway. Great looking and versatile quilt design you have. I can easily see it in gorgeous batiks for the living room sofa cover up.

  87. Rachell R says:

    I do hand-sewing and hand-repairs while watching one or two of my favorite shows on the DVR, or while I’m watching movies or shows with my hubbie. Sometimes I’ll sneak in a visit to the fabric store or get fat quarters at the Walmart while grocery shopping while my husband is on shift. I try to make do with what I have, fabric, tools, etc, but I don’t have a lot of stash, so I end up spending more than I want or my hubbie wants me to because it builds up. So then I need a whole lot at once.
    Thanks for so many chances to win!

  88. Brenda says:

    I try to get away with spending some time reading or quilting each day.

  89. Kris says:

    I love to sneak in more time to read. I always feel like I’m being lazy and yet it is so rewarding!

  90. Claudia says:

    Just looking at RJR, I see there are some new Farmer’s Market fabrics. I have a lot of the others. My friend and I drooled over the others last winter when we were making her pie quilt. Yummy, yummy, yummy.

  91. I try to get away with moving furniture in the house often. I am one of those that can not stand to have my house look exactly the same forever. I love moving things around at least once a year, especially during Spring cleaning. My husband and the kids want to kill me when I do it. I usually wait until I have the house to myself before I start moving things though, so there is less complaining. Sometimes it is a great move I like and sometimes it is the biggest flop I ever created.

  92. Darlene says:

    really attractive. Congratulation;s on being published.

  93. Claudia says:

    Being single, I don’t have to hide my purchases from my husband; the scale can’t be
    bribed; neither can the bank, so I guess I get away with not doing housework or yard work — they wait patiently, becoming more and more obvious in their neglect.

  94. Donna Amos says:

    I like to get away with taking a new block and seeing how changing colors or rotation can make so much variety. I really like your block and would like to try getting away with making it look like “slanted stars” with some color and fabric changes. Thank you for all the giveaways.

  95. Mary Jo Baird says:

    I try to get away with slipping a few minutes in here and there to quilt! I also sometimes try to rush through my housework to make a little extra time! Sometimes I will slip in an orphan fabric to get rid of it and then I love it more than something chosen special for the project!

  96. Bev says:

    I try to get away with sewing outside on the deck in the summer.

  97. I try to get away with sneeking more stash in my hoard of fabrics I already have. But her always seems to notice a new tub stacked in my wall of fabric. I sneek in a mistake once in awhile and I love to sew binding on if it is ok. Thanks for the giveaways.

  98. Ruth says:

    I try to get away with going to fast with my work, but I do find that I have to slow down in order to not make too many mistakes.

  99. Martha Varino says:

    I try to get away with spending a lot of time in my sewing room every day quilting & sewing.

  100. PhyLLis says:

    I try to get away with surfing the internet for new quilting ideas and fabrics when my husband thinks I’m listening to him talk about his job! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at a row quilt, and Triangle Tracks would fit in very nicely *Ü*

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