First, as we are getting ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, etc. Heather and I would like to feature quilts leading up to each holiday that are the appropriate colors, themes, feeling etc.. If you have a quilt that would fit into these category please send us an email with the link! (myquiltstory[at]gmail[dot]com) Also if you know of a quilt that should be featured send us a link or picture and we'll get in touch with them. Thanks!
Remember these HSTs? I'm ready to share the rest.
HST Quilt Tutorial Part 2
HST Quilt Tutorial Part 2
I got those beautiful Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow fabric from Treasure Bay Fabrics. Really great little etsy shop...I just went over and saw this most darling fabric, don't you think?!?
Want a sneak peek of the quilt?
Don't you love these beautiful flowers? ;)
Down to the nitty gritty. We left off with 120 HST's. Here is the first block you will assemble.
Remember to "square up" after each step. Basically making sure each time you sew then you trim to make sure everything is straight and measuring correctly.
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Repeat this block 6 times.
Here is a finished block in fabric.
Now, you could choose to do this block 9 times (or 12 or 16...) and would result in a beautiful square quilt. I wanted my lap quilt to be rectangular.
Therefore, the remaining HSTs I made into "half" blocks and this is how I constructed them.
Click on photo to enlarge.
And a tip.
Your lucky day.
For those of us who have wee ones, or not a designated craft room, or don't have a design board...basically you can't leave your blocks laid out. I use masking tap and mark the block with it's location...being careful to mark each block in the same spot (for me, top right corner).
This way every night I could stack them back up again and not feel panicked that I'd forget the order or lose all my work.
I've never left the tape on for more than 24 hours nor has it been in extreme heat/cold. So just use caution with these beautiful quilts!
Okay do you just want to see the whole quilt top?
Oh fine :)
Refer to the picture for quilt block layout.
Piecing blocks first by row, and then sewing all rows together.
Finished quilt size 50" x 60"
I've seen this layout around and I really wanted to give it a try. Some people have called it a geometric squares quilt...but when I hear/see "geometric" I just want to put my fingers in my ears and "la la la la". For now I'll just call it a HST quilt.
Hope you like the layout and hope you give it a try!
See you tomorrow for another QuiltStory!