Best Blogger Tips
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jan 9, 2015

Back to Basics HST Baby Quilt Finish

Jan 9, 2015
Pin It
Sometimes back to basics is just perfect.  In this case, I wanted to make a baby quilt for friends in Japan.  Baby quilts are so fun to work on since they are small.  It is seems like a more manageable project.

I've had this robot print for a few years.  I used it as the backing and as the color inspiration for the half-square triangles.  I pulled a bunch of blues from my stash along with a single red robot print.  I just couldn't leave the red robots out..... 
I started working on this quilt at the Sewtopia Retreat.  (which as I'm writing this, realized I never blogged about... I'll have to fix that!) I thought HSTs would be perfect for a retreat where I'd spend more time talking and socializing than actually sewing.  It was a good task, but I still couldn't understand why I decided to make these HSTs so small!  I think there are 130 squared up to about 4" unfinished.
Even with the pain of all those HSTs, there's a reason why I chose this look.  It's the simple beauty of all those triangles.  I just love it!

Quilt Stats.
Name: Back to Basics HST Baby Quilt
Size: 35" x 45.50"
Fabric:  Misc stash fabric with Kona White
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: LAQ Beany of Quilty PleasuresMe - Loopy "L"s
Pin It

4 comments:

  1. I love the look of all HST quilts - and yours is so clean and cheerful - but every time I make lots of HSTs (256 for a bear paw quilt recently) I find the trimming process so tedious!

    Also, the robot prints are super fun in your baby quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  2. They are such a pain when trimming but I love the effect of little triangles!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am working on a baby quilt in blues and kona snow and am using half square triangles, trimmed to 3.5, as I planned to make pinwheels. Seeing the simple charm of this quilt has me rethinking the layout. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails