Monday, May 21, 2012

HST Doll Quilt from Plum and June

Happy Monday! :)  Sometimes the simplest quilts are the most interesting!  I love this doll quilt by Beth from Plum and June.  And it's her first go at HST...I would not have guessed! Stop by Plum and June, I was just going through her last few posts and saw some really sweet baby quilts!  I love this quilt she entered into the blogger's quilt festival and this simple patchwork quilt...cute stuff.  Thanks again Beth! 

I finally tried making Half Square Triangles and now I know what all the fuss is about!  They really are fun and easy to put together.  Whoever came up with the right sides together, draw a line down the middle, sew two lines, and cut was genuis! 

I used this charm pack from the "big order" from months ago that I had regrettably prewashed.

Made one and squared it:

Made many more and squared them:

Then I just started arranging and rearranging and mixed in some of the now completely gone solid yardage that I had in my stash (actually, I had to cut some off one of my WIPs - Yikes!) 

And, the Sun and Water Blocks doll quilt was born (have I mentioned that my kids name the quilts???)

I'm again not sure this is exactly my aesthetic but I guess my aesthetic is growing.  And I really enjoyed the HST method so I think when my new fabric order comes, I'll make another one. 

This was another doll-sized, stroller-size quilt.  I like making this size because it can be done in a few nap times, allows me to experiment with new techniques, and it is actually the most practical size for me right now - great for the stroller and floor for the baby AND great for my older girls for their dolls and for gifts for other little girls who love getting things for their dolls.



Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Cute quilt! I love the decorative stitch in the binding, really nice! :)

Kat said...

I had seen this quilt already on Beth's blog but I think I like it even better the 2nd time around, if that's even possible.

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

It turned out so cute!

Beth said...

Thanks Megan and Heather for your kind words in the intro. It is so exciting seeing my quilt here!

Cherie said...

The quilt looks great! Sometimes it's better to improvise =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

Rosa said...

Beautiful quilt.You did a great job!!