Jul 20

Half Square Triangle Quilt, Part II (67)

I sold  a quilt last month, and within a few hours received a request to make another one just like it.  I’m not usually into making the same quilt twice (unless I am making them both at the same time), but I’m easily flattered :), so I decided to go ahead and make another one.

This quilt was 18 blocks wide and 23 blocks long.  Before washing, it measured 73 inches by 93 inches.  After washing, it shrank down to 69 inches by 89 inches.

The client asked for an aqua color for the background, and I have to admit that I am secretly in love with this color.  It was a perfect fit.  I also used some of the leftover prints to add a little design detail to the back.

She also wanted a scrappy binding, and I agree that it is a great way to frame this quilt.  I wanted it to be somewhat unified, so I went with cool colors for this binding.

Overall, I am so pleased with this quilt.  I used a straight line stitch echoing the vertical and horizontal seams 1/4 inch away from the seams.  I love this quilting style for this type of quilt.

Making a custom quilt was a little bit stressful, but she gave me creative freedom, and I think we were both in agreement about how the quilt should look in the end.  I hope she loves it!

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