|33" x 45"|
The key is to pick four different shades of one color for each block. The half square triangles were trimmed to 7 1/2" and the center squares are 2". I layout the HST's into color groupings, pick four 2" squares for the centers, mark a diagonal line, sew and trim.
The block itself is pretty simple, pretty basic. Maybe its the colors, or the hand dyed fabric, perhaps the borders or quilting?! I'm going with all of the above...it can pack a punch when it's all said and done!
I often add an inside border, usually 1 1/2" to 2" and finish it with a 3" wide border in grey. Quilting is another way to add some punch! My favorite quilting is straight lines in a geometric design.
This was the first time I used 'wild colors'! By wild I mean, pink, green and aqua. I thought it would be a fun twist and something different for a change.
Once I have divided the quilt into sections, I grab my 24" ruler, my trusty Hera marker and proceed marking 1/2" to 1" lines in each section. Marking the lines gives me a guide to follow while I'm quilting. They are rarely perfectly perfect! I can only imagine how they would look if I didn't mark first!
I like the effect, especially when they converge and make a grid!
The cherry on top is always the magic of a 'wash & dry'!
That was quilt #2...this is quilt #3:
|53" x 77"|
This baby is all HST's! Not randomly placed, there was actually order involved!
And this is quilt #4:
|54" x 79"|
Maybe I'm afraid if I don't use all the fabric or HST's all at once, I'll never use them?! I don't exactly know, I can't figure myself out either! What's done is done!
What is your 'go to' 'fail safe' design or block?