Last Monday, I joined Amy’s “One thing, One Week” challenge. I wanted to finish my half square triangle quilt. Well, I got it done!
I have always wanted to do a half square triangle quilt, well, a big one anyway. And, while blog browsing, I saw that a few people following Liz’s Blog were making one as well, so I decided to join along. Using my stash, made over 400 half square triangles. I sewed them first into rows of 18, and then pieced 22 rows together.
Using my Grass Green Kona and strips of left over fabric, I pieced a fun quilt back.
After working on my Flying Geese Quilt “Lemonade Stand,” I vowed to never do straight line quilting on a large quilt again. But, this one was begging for it. So, I went ahead and stitched around most of the seams, but I decided that stitching next to the diagonal seams would be overkill. I love the look of it. And, I think I am finally over my fear of straight line quilting! (BTW, the wrinkles seen on the back of the quilt are from shadows, not from sewing over puckers. Ever since I’ve used Crazy Mom Quilt’s basting tutorial, I have had VERY VERY few puckers in my quilts, all of them easily fixable.)
This quilt measures 94.5 inches by 70.5 inches after washing. I forgot to measure it before washing, but it was probably 72 x 96. This size makes it a very generous twin sized quilt.
I also chose to do a scrappy binding. I had a lot of fabric choices for the binding, but I chose to stick with the cooler colors of green, blue, and purple.
I also had exactly enough left over HST’s to make a quilted pillow sham, with the grass green Kona for the back, and the left over scrappy binding.
So, here it is. Thanks for stopping by!