Friday, April 20, 2012
An HST Doll Quilt
I finally tried making Half Square Triangles and now I know what all the fuss is about! They really are fun and easy to put together. Whoever came up with the right sides together, draw a line down the middle, sew two lines, and cut was genuis!
I used this charm pack from the "big order" from months ago that I had regrettably prewashed.
Made one and squared it:
Made many more and squared them:
Then I just started arranging and rearranging and mixed in some of the now completely gone solid yardage that I had in my stash (actually, I had to cut some off one of my WIPs - Yikes!)
And, the Sun and Water Blocks doll quilt was born (have I mentioned that my kids name the quilts???)
I'm again not sure this is exactly my aesthetic but I guess my aesthetic is growing. And I really enjoyed the HST method so I think when my new fabric order comes, I'll make another one.
This was another doll-sized, stroller-size quilt. I like making this size because it can be done in a few nap times, allows me to experiment with new techniques, and it is actually the most practical size for me right now - great for the stroller and floor for the baby AND great for my older girls for their dolls and for gifts for other little girls who love getting things for their dolls.
Linking up to Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and Sew and Tell Friday at Amylouwho.