It's no secret that my favorite design for hand dyed fabrics is the ever popular Half Square Triangle (HST). I can pack in every conceivable color and color combination and it always looks good to me.
|31" x 42"|
Believe it or not, I ended up with three baby quilts! This one happens to be the last one I pieced. I was bound and determined to use every single HST...and I did too!
I twisted and turned until I had large orange, yellow and blue squares. Then figured out I could make a couple small squares in pink and purple and one blue flying geese. Now that's what I call by the skin of my teeth!
With three different quilts, I decided different quilting all each one was important. It's been a while since I have done concentric circle quilting and thought this would be a good choice for this one.
If you haven't tried concentric circles...you should! I traced a circle in the center for my starting point. The first few I went very slow. But after that it was pedal to the metal! I used the edge of my walking foot as my guide and it gave me just the right amount of space between the circles.
I couldn't imagine doing a large quilt, although I'm sure it would be very doable. If you are thinking about trying concentric circles, I would recommend trying it with smaller quilts first!
I love, love, love the effect! Even if you get a little wonky here and there, it still looks good. And as we all know, washing and drying hides just about any little error!
The grey is one of my favorite shades ever: Kona Shadow. That color is so perfect for just about everything! I wanted to take a risk (for me) with the binding, so I used Moda Saffron. It makes for a very nice frame!
Hand dying more fabric will be determined by the weather. I really am not a fan of cold and basements are cold! I think there is just enough room left down there for my little dying station!
Here is the lovely stack of baby quilts all scrap inspired, all hand dyed and all different! I'll share the other two in case you were curious!