Thursday, December 16, 2010

HST Quilt Finish!!


I finished my HST quilt!  (That's the best name I have)
Happy day.

Click here for HST Quilt Tutorial Part 1
Click here for HST Quilt Tutorial Part 2


The quilt is made entirely of Half Square Triangles.  I am very pleased with how it turned out!  It is a Christmas gift, I can't wait to tie a bow around it :)


I straight-line quilted it.  It created a cool pattern that I wasn't expecting, see those four squares? I love it!  I stitched about 1/2" on each side of each of the large outer squares.


I don't particularly love the backing (especially seeing it held up like this), but it is cool how you can see the design on the white.


I went with the picnic plaid for the binding.  At first I thought because the background was white that it wouldn't stand out enough for me, but I think it compliments the style of the quilt.  It definitely is contrasting, but it doesn't pop, which I think is great for this colorway.


I put this on my baby almost 2 year old {major sigh} and he seriously said "cheese!".  Seriously Ollie!!  So stinking cute.


Finished Quilt Size: 50" x 60"

Fabric line: Modern Meadow 2 by Joel Dewberry and 100% white cotton
I got all of this gorgeous fabric from Treasure Bay Fabrics

Materials needed: Refer to Part 1 of the tutorial for a complete list

Quilting: Straight-line

*Please let me know if you have any questions or if anything is unclear.
*Please send us pictures of your finished quilt!  We'd love to see!  We're working on a flickr account where we can all share, but for now send us an email myquiltstory{at}gmail{dot}com


Wishing you the best this holiday season from sunny Arizona!



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34 comments:

Laura said...

I love it! It looks like the diagonal cousin of my Modern Meadow quilt! :)

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CJ said...

Beautiful!!

Carla said...

Wow that came out amazing! Merry Christmas to you! Also from sunny Arizona :o)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

How about calling it "HSTs Squared?"

De-lurking to say I LOVE this quilt. Looking at yours I got an inspiration to do a similar one with some fabric I have. Will have to put something like this in my project queue.

Elizabeth D. said...

Megan, that looks awesome, great job! I love how the quilting totally reminds me of the pattern created in the Picnic Plaid print, which is my personal fave of all of the Modern Meadow prints. Awesome! Merry Christmas to you as well :)

Becky said...

I seriously love everything about this quilt. Especially your 2yr old saying cheese HAHA!
I'm considering upsizing it to king for our new bed. But I've heard so many people complain about HST's that I'm thinking that might be too big. Your fabric selection is fantastic. Modern Meadow is seriously one of my favorites this year.

Katie said...

It's so pretty. I'm jealous of whoever gets that quilt! The colors make me think of the ocean. And the back makes me think of a stormy ocean. And all this before I saw it next to a palm tree! I'm terrible with naming anything, but maybe this will inspire something?

Kristie said...

That turned out great! And i love the "cheese"!

I am in envy of your palm trees, we are under several feet of snow here! Only 5 more months until green grass again...sigh.

Charity said...

beautiful! Could I be on your christmas gift list? jk. I'm sure it's to be treasured.

Merry Christmas to you and to all of those you love. From the bitter cold, Pa.

QuilterMary said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt - gerat fabrics, great color, great design

Wendy said...

Wow, that turned out fantastic! Love the fabric and I totally agree with you on the binding!!!

Cindy said...

Your HST quilt is gorgeous! I just finished a top using the same colors from Modern Meadow and was thinking about using the plaid for the binding too. Looks great!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW! It's beautiful!

margie c said...

I love it!!! Especially the binding, it fits perfectly!

Happy Holidays from a chilly Long Island gal :)

hugs, margie

Heather said...

OMGoodness! Seriously, you better be fooling me and that better be coming to me for my birthday/christmas gift! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about it! Good work sister, this may be your best work yet!

pamela said...

Now this quilt caught my attention!! I am not a fan of plaids, but this one works so well with this quilt. Love it!!!!!! So wish that I was getting this for Chrismas....

Sherri said...

Such a beautiful quilt...what an amazing gift to give...don't know if I could give this one up!

Cara said...

Wow! This quilt is awesome. I want it!

Brooke said...

I love this! The colors are fantastic, especially in this design. I'm working on an HST quilt for my sister out of Blush. I can't decide on the layout, but I'm really liking this one. I'll send her over here to check it out and tell me if that's the way she wants hers too.

How did you press your seams? Open or to one side?

Shelley said...

Love this quilt! I can't wait to try an HST quilt soon. Yours is very inspiring!

Becky said...

Gorgeous!! Well done!

Kit Lang said...

Oh my gosh.

After the last, queen sized HST I made, I said I would never make another.

I may have to go back on my word - this is gorgeous!

cristina said...

It is a beautiful quilt, I love the pattern. Thank you very much for doing the tutorial. I love your blog.
kisses from Spain

Paula said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully. I'm almost done with mine - I finished the quilting this morning. I stitched in the ditch around all the diamonds and was pretty pleased with how it turned out. My quilt is a bit bigger, which made quilting harder than I was prepared for but over all I'm pleased with it. I'm hoping the minor pleats that developed while I was quilting will come out in the wash. I also added a border around the quilt (at my husbands suggestion). This weekend I'll be binding and hopefully posting finished pictures soon. Thanks for hosting the QAL!

Deanna said...

That is one COOL quilt. The layout is fabulous and fresh. Thanks for sharing!

AMKreations said...

Wow, I love it and I especially love the back!!!! Thanks for sharing!

SewSara said...

i love it i love it i love it!!!

it ALMOST makes me want to do another hst quilt ... haha. it's so much trimming and ironing though!
and wow -- look at that DECEMBER weather!
and how did you get that pic of the wreath/door in the background and the quilt looks like it's floating??!

QuiltyGirl said...

I really like this quilt. This may be one of my first post-holiday projects!

I also really like seeing the secondary patterns that show up when i do straight line quilting.

Belinda said...

What an amazing quilt!!! I Love Love Love it!!

Beth said...

Wow. I hope you don't mind, but I pinned it to my Pinterest. :)

Lori said...

Wow this is really beautiful. I love the motion of the quilt and the colors too.

Tiffany said...

Holy cow, this is beautiful! Def. getting moved to the top of my "to do" list!

wackywoman said...

It's a gorgeous quilt.

~~Sew Happy Designs~~ said...

I LOVE IT!