Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The "H" Quilt

I accidentally started a new quilt! Hey, at least I'm not as bad as Julie, who has already cut out 20 (probably more!) quilts that are just waiting for her to sew together! LOL!
I first got the idea of making an "H" quilt while visiting The Golden Thimble website. I thought it would be a great quilt idea to make for my sister-in-law and her husband because their first and last names all start with the letter H. For some unexplainable reason, I couldn't resist making up a few test blocks and found it was a fun and easy block to sew.
But would I want to make a whole quilt of them? And how would I set them together?
This is the layout on the website pattern, with every other block set sideways. This layout did not appeal to me at all.

So I went back to the first idea I had when putting the blocks on the design wall and much preferred the look of all the blocks standing upright, and I alternated the light and dark blocks.
It was so quick that I got the crazy idea that I could make this for a Christmas gift (right on schedule, as predicted, I get a big idea to push my stress to the next level just before Christmas...I must like it since I do it every year!! LOL If you want to read about last year's "add some stress" project - click here).
So/sew... Santa has gone into full block production! I will dig around in the stash for more fabrics as I have determined that I will only buy fabric for the 3 B's (borders, backing, binding) if I can't find anything suitable in my stash.

9 comments:

  1. It looks very nice!!I am sure they will love it!

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  2. I love how it is looking.What a great idea for a quilt.

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  3. i think an H quilt is a wonderful idea.

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  4. I was doing Hs just yesterday. They are a happy little letter, aren't they. Do you think you will get it done in time?

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  5. Accidentally started a new quilt - that might be the best opening line . . . . ever! Love it (the line and the quilt, too *s*)

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  6. Love the h quilt--brothers name is Harry --in Renal failure--what a great gift------

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  7. I've seen the H block before and it's on my 'some day' list to make. Now I've seen your idea for layout, I think I'll have to 'bump' it up the list a little!! Looking great ... hope you meet your deadline :)

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  8. Accidentally huh? That's too funny! But it is turning out great!!

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  9. Hey, now...don't be jealous of my umpteen cut out projects...you can get there too! Hmmmm...maybe not such a good thing, LOL!!

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