Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Accidental Quilt Update

One of my leader/ender projects is the HST quilt I accidentally started while at quilt retreat in the winter. You can read more about the inspiration and fabrics here, and read about the book and the quilt I am making (called "Up, Up and Away") here.  You can take a peek at another beautiful version of this quilt by Quilt 'n Queen
I tried to make the HST blocks in a "liberated" fashion but they look pretty OCD/perfect to me! LOL
It is a fresh, summery, no-pressure project that perks me up whenever I work on it. I have all the HST's made, and have sewn most of them into pairs. 




Then I went ahead and started making 4 patch blocks...
sewed 2 of the 4 patches together,
and then sewed those together into double 4 patch blocks. 
So each design unit block has 16 HST's.
I plan to just keep sewing these until I use up the HST's. I wonder how big this quilt will end up being?!

15 comments:

Kate said...

Very summery. Have fun watching your HST garden grow.

Deb A said...

Very pretty splash of sunshine on your blocks! That will be a fun one to quilt up by hand and admiring your pretty fabrics.

Carol said...

I love the fabrics and design...looks like such a fun quilt!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It does look like a fun quilt.

Mary said...

Gotta love a Bonus Quilt! Bonnie Hunter would be so proud of you. I am saving my Bonus Triangles to make an Ocean Wave someday...I have a few more UFO and PHD's to get quilted before that happens though :/

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love to use leaders and Enders. What a beautiful quilt this will be! I am going to guess queen size. If you are like me I always make too many blocks.

Kindred Quilts said...

It will be fun to watch your progress on this one, Kathie! It's going to be a beauty!

Linda said...

HI! This is going to be such a pretty quilt! Love that particular white on white fabric with the colored hst's!
HAPPY QUILTING!

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Barb said...

No matter it will be a wonderful quilt!

pcflamingo said...

Love your fabric selection - so warm and happy! My sister has this book and is making the cover quilt (I want to steal it - yes, the book AND the quilt!).

Love love love Leader/Enders. Working on my Split 9 Patches now - they are trying to take over my life but I'm resisting.

Lesley said...

Love your quilt already! Wonderful fresh fabrics!

Raewyn said...

A lovely project and leaders and enders are so much fun. They can tend to take over for me, they forget they are supposed to be the secondary project!! Have fun :-)

Britt-Inger said...

It seems to be a wonderful project to play with. And white together with fresh colorful fabric, could it be better. I love it

Ellen said...

You are using such wonderful fabrics! Your quilt is going to be so pretty.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So fresh and pretty looking... have fun!