You either love or hate half square triangles. I happen to fall into the love category. They are versatile and a quick way to make a block. Last summer I dug into my V&Co stash and decided I needed to make a quilt. There were a number of charm packs I was hoarding that blended together perfectly.
First step was to separate out the high and low volume prints. Also any fabrics that I felt didn’t jam with everything else. Randomly combine high and low volume prints and bust out a ton of half square triangles. After pressing them and admiring the colors I quickly threw them back into a basket. That basket just sat until my recent IMQG retreat.
It was on the to do list. Bust through this older WIP, get it done. I had considered doing a traditional layout, but that seemed boring.
This is where quilt by committee took over. I started laying out the blocks and the comments started flying. A few versions were tried and no one was really feeling them.
Holly spoke up and said, “Hey, can I try something?” Absolutely. Rachael chimed in and these two were off. They started a layout and I quickly started sorting the blocks by color. Within 15-30 minutes we had a gorgeous top ready to be pieced.
Discussions on the quilting went on longer than the layout process. Should it be free motion quilted? Straight lines? What will look the best? It was decided that this strong geometric quilt should have straight lines to avoid the quilting distracting from the layout. Simple straight lines, I can do that.
For the backing I chose a zig zag print from a coordinating line that is perfection on the back. I had just enough in the width to make it work. The binding in turn was 2.5 inch double fold to help cover more on the back.
This quilt turned out fabulously. Do you like it? Love it? You can find it here in my Etsy shop.
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