Inspiration Board: Triangles

I’ve been conceiving some patterns and am mighty inspired by triangles. Here are some new and old uses of this motif from various media.


This is a collaboration between Mati McDonough and Lisa Congdon for the upcoming exhibit Little Pink Houses at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco


Tammis Keefe Candy, Sewing & Nibs hankie, posted by xtinalamb on Flickr.


Pythagoras by Sven Markelius, available at Textile Arts (71″ x 57″ panel for, ahem, $750). More info on Markelius and this design here and here.


Triangle fabric — does anyone know its identity? I have some of it in the form of a basket bag received in a swap a few years ago. Posted by middlechildblog on Flickr.


Cut Off Your Hands poster, a collaboration between Trevor Bassett and Cory Schmitz


One of the patterns in Petite Pattern Book – Check & Knit


“Kaleidoscope” wallpaper by Peter Shuttleworth (1958), posted by dis-order-ed (aka John Hopper of the Textile Blog) on Flickr. Also see his extensive collection wallpaper design images.


Petronella fabric from IKEA.

And finally, this amazing quilt (made from all Liberty prints) at the 2007 Tokyo Quilt Festival, photographed by movinghands (blog).


  1. jenny says:

    I have been thinking about equilateral triangles lately too! Dover has an old book on “Equilateral Triangle Patchwork” I have been eying.

  2. Becka says:

    I would love to know the identity of the mystery triangle piece too! I think I have what must be the same fabric in a purple/orange colorway. I got it at a garage sale several years ago.

  3. Alison says:

    wonderful post! the mystery fabric is stunning.