Thursday, February 23, 2012

work in progress

i decided my next quilt would be based on half square triangles. i'm still working with precuts, but HSTs are the next step in adding a little more complexity.

i fell in love with the collection aviary 2 by joel dewberry in the saffron colorway. orange and brown and blue..yes, please! i ordered charm packs from southernfabric on etsy and they arrived promptly. i also used bella snow as the solid from fatquartershop, again. the fabric sat around for awhile, until i got the germany quilt finished. but as soon as the germany quilt was bound, i was immediately making half square triangles!

i followed this tutorial and was able to churn them out very quickly. i really love how versatile HSTs are and i love all the different patterns that can be made with them. pinwheels! or just arranging them simply in uniform rows makes a very attractive pattern that i love as well. in the end, i decided to go with the large diamonds that are shown in quilt story's HST quilt tutorial!

our colorways are quite similar!

this is the result of working my way through one charm pack, i have 2 or 3 more to go. i would like this quilt to be big enough to go on a queen bed.

i'm really excited to piece this and choose a backing fabric!


  1. This is really really pretty- my sister wants me to do a bunch of things for her living room in these fabrics.