Making HST 'everything' has become another go-to project for me. The color combinations, designs and finished pieces are endless. Just when I think I'm over it...another idea comes to me and I have got to get it out of my head! Does that ever happen to you? I feel like I might be hitting the 'enough is enough' already blog posting about HST's, I cannot help myself. I really can't!
So with that being said, here is one of the things I have been working on. Featuring more hand dyed and shot cottons.
The blue is a combination of navy and a piece or two of indigo blue.
Knowing I wanted to get my graphic on, I started laying out the blocks and began to assemble the top. I love just grabbing HST's and placing them without thinking about it. This was meant to be graphic and random.
Quilting this was predetermined. I knew lots of little straight lines would be throughout this quilt.
I quilted 1/2" lines in the three blue squares using a dark blue thread. The rest of the quilt I used 1" lines.
I struggled with what color of thread to use on the rest of the quilt. I didn't want dark blue lines going through the blues and greens so I decided to use a aqua for the front and dark blue on the back (the back fabric is navy blue). I don't usually use two different colors of thread. But this time I felt I needed to.
Always looking for a twist on quilt backs! Modern and keeping with the graphic nature of the front!
This quilt finished at 45" x 62". I totally love the colors and the graphic design is just what I was hoping for!