From this beautiful stack of Hand Dyed fabrics came endless cutting, trimming and even a few quilts. A virtual rainbow of beauty!
While I love to 'throw' together HST's with very little planning, every so often it's fun to come up with something different. It still packs a punch in the color department, but it's controlled...what a crazy thought!
|49" x 77"|
For instance, this block has orange and teal. It was a little challenging grouping the colors together. I had to make sure I had the right color combination for the center HST block and then build around that. It was fun, almost like a puzzle!
I quilted a geometric dot to dot design in each block group using a dark grey Aurifil thread. I really wanted to quilt it into submission, but I restrained myself and kept it simple. The sashing and border I used a light grey Aurifil and kept it simply straight lines.
I was at the end of my half square triangle pile, which made it more difficult to get the pairs matched up.
The big blocks with the sashing ended up measuring 20 1/2" square. Let's just say...I like big blocks and I cannot lie!
The dark grey is Kona Pewter, light grey is Kona Shadow and the backing is Kona Teal.
Not only did I use hand dyed fabrics, but I nearly always throw in a variety of Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton. For some reason I love the mix together!
I don't often use sashing in my quilts, but this time it seemed like a great idea. And I'm glad I did. I love how the blocks are framed, and did I say I like big blocks?!
That big stack of hand dyed fabric was whittled down to nearly nothing! There is still plenty for small HST's or maybe I'll branch out and try a quilt with rectangles.