Make a Two-Fabric Quilt with the Triangle Jitters Quilt Pattern

Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #modernquilt

You may have already seen this two-fabric quilt floating around the SQ blog. It was featured in the post Should You Prewash Fabric? I made this Triangle Jitters quilt a couple years ago and it's one I actually kept for myself. Not only that, this simple yet stately piece is the only quilt I keep in my bedroom. Quite the honor!

There are many variations of the Triangle Jitters quilt pattern – some are scrappy and some are colorful. The pattern itself is written for 3 separate color blocks and a background fabric; however, if you combine Colors 1-3 into one group, like I did here, you can create a completely different look!

Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #twofabricquilt

Believe it or not, this quilt was made entirely from my fabric stash and an IKEA duvet. I have lots of cream, natural and ivory solids in my scrap bin, so it wasn't hard to scrape together enough for a throw quilt. I love the added texture the various background shades bring to this design. In my opinion, it accentuates its uniqueness and handmade quality while still remaining simple and chic.

If you're interested in making a quilt just like this, but don't have a basket full of solid cream fabric at your fingertips, I recommend getting an assortment of these solid shades....

Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #twofabricquilt

Two-Fabric Triangle Jitters Quilt

  1. Background: An assortment of cream fabric possibly including: Kona Snow, Kona Bone and Kona Ivory
  2. Colors 1-3: Gray striped IKEA duvet - I can't find this exact duvet on the IKEA website, but this striped Essex will give you a very similar look.
Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #modernquiltpattern

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Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #modernquiltpattern
Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com #modernquiltpattern

Even though I made this two-fabric quilt a while ago, this afternoon as the snow fell in beautiful nickel-sized flakes, I ran upstairs and grabbed it for a quick photoshoot in our neighborhood park. Being the good sports that they are, the Quilts family accompanied me. Everyone got pretty soggy, but lucky for us there are no shortage of dry quilts waiting at home.

Here they are trudging home. Aren't they troopers?

Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com
Elevate any quilt pattern to pure elegance by making it a two-fabric quilt. This neutral Triangle Jitters quilt uses cream scraps and a simple stripe. suzyquilts.com

Have you made a two-fabric quilt? Or maybe you have a new year's resolution to do so? Tell us in the comments!

14 thoughts on “Make a Two-Fabric Quilt with the Triangle Jitters Quilt Pattern

  1. Pat S says:

    I love this quilt and your photos are marvelous – just perfect for that particular quilt. I want to make that! Can someone please relieve me of the dozen or so UFOs haunting my quilt room? Not to mention the dozen or so other projects I would like to start.

  2. Saskia Loomans-Jones says:

    Good morning, love the two tone triangle jitters quilt, and tried to purchase the pattern. However, I can’t connect with your site. I understand that this is a download pattern, so being in Cananda should not be an issue, or is it. Looking forward to heariong from you. Saskia Loomans-Jones

      • Saskia Loomans-Jones says:

        Hi Jen, was finally able to purchase this pattern, but having difficulty finding where to download it from. Should I have seen that directly on the order confirmation page, or do you send a seperate email with same? Really looking forward to using this pattern, plan to do a two tone. Saskia

        • Suzy Quilts says:

          After purchasing a pattern you should receive an email receipt from PayPal followed by an email from Suzy Quilts with a hyperlink to the download. Sometimes that email gets lost in junk or spam folders, so double check there.

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      Totally! There is a half square triangle conversion chart included so you can figure out how large the blocks need to be. This HST post also has a couple different ways to scale up blocks. Since the blocks will be getting kinda big, you might want to use the two-at-a-time method rather than the four-at-a-time method from the pattern.

  3. SC says:

    I’m working on a 2-fabric TJ quilt right now! I took lots of inspiration from your stripe version and chose…uhh, a striped fabric. It looks SO GOOD. I made sure all the abutting stripe blocks were perpendicular. Excited to finish this one, and I’m always surprised at how fast TJ comes together! <3

  4. Sarah says:

    I love the grey stripes with this pattern. What size duvet do you recommend buying for this project? I’m thinking about making a throw size..

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      I think the smallest duvet they sell is for a twin and that will be more than enough. I bought a queen duvet and was able to use it in three different quilts. I even backed a quilt with it!

  5. Kathleen says:

    Thank you for this post, Suzy! Do you have a post where you talk in more detail about using fabrics that aren’t off the bolt (like a duvet)? I see people on the SQ FB group talking about using Target sheets but I’d love your take!!

    I’m a quilting newbie and have found your site/designs to be invaluable. I’m hoping to join the Grow quilt a long and take it slow 🙂 Thanks again, Kathleen

    • Suzy Quilts says:

      If you look up the “Quilty Adventure” series I have articles on quilting with different kinds of fabric. I haven’t covered sheets and duvets specifically, but as long as you like the feel of them, you can sew with them! However, if you find low thread count scratchy sheets, they will end up making scratchy quilts.

  6. Barbara Minami says:

    Your son is growing so fast. Ty for sharing his pics with grandmas like me. I plan to purchase this pattern after I am done with the quilt I am working on.

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