I’ve been broadening my podcast horizons lately and have started listening to the “Modern Sewciety” podcast and I love it, Stephanie has such a lovely way of chatting with her guests about quilting and the quilt world (which I admittedly do not know much about). I have made a number of quilts over the years but would not consider myself a “quilter” because, well, I didn’t use an established pattern, I made everything up and made my own patterns. And, I don’t quilt as in put the three layers together and hand stitch them on a quilting frame the size of my dining room table…no thank you. I have quilted smaller quilts on my home sewing machine, tied a number of larger quilts and sent one out to Nebraska to be machine quilted, hmmm funny still didn’t consider myself a quilter. Well, I guess that is all about to change with this quilt-a-long I heard about on Stephanie’s podcast a few weeks ago. I’m embarking on the Modern Half Square Triangle (HST) Quilt Along this year courtesy of Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts .
2 blocks per month x 12 months will equal enough squares for a nice sized quilt. I’ve pulled fabrics from my stash and purchased just a few pieces to round out the color palette, I’ve also purchased a light grey fabric with white printing that will be the background fabric in each block, I am waiting until the top is done to decide on the sashing and binding fabrics.
Aren’t they pretty?! I went with very highly saturated colors for the most part which I think will give some nice contrast against the background.
Aaanndd….here is my first block! Yay! I have had that dark blue fabric for YEARS! I’ve been hoarding it as it’s one of my all-time favorites but now it has found it’s perfect home as part of the new quilt! The block is a little rough around the edges as I need to “true” the block up, I’m waiting to do that until I purchase a 12.5″ square ruler specifically to that task. But it’s done! It didn’t take forever! It didn’t make a huge mess! Everything went back onto the shelf until it’s time for the next block! Win Win Win!
What have you been making this weekend?!