October 11, 2013

Half Square Triangles

I have been working on half square triangles with my quilting group.  I finished mine HST quilt today and will be giving it to my sister next weekend for her birthday. I absolutely love the way it turned out.  It is perfect for her and I know she's going to love it!  I am also working on making a couple pillowcases to go with it in order to use up a few of my scraps from the project. 

I squared up all of my blocks and I am so glad that I did.  I am an impatient quilter and I just want to get to the final glorious product.  I know that this step is important but, it's long and boring.  However, the giant pile of trimmings from all of my blocks is all the evidence one should need in order to see the true importance of making sure your blocks are square.  I might have had a wonky quilt if I hadn't trimmed. 

I pretty much had to rearrange my living room in order to find enough floor space to lay this baby out.  It was definitely worth the hassle though. 

I found a really great purple print for the backing that I am so happy with!  The color and print are absolutely beautiful.  I bound it with a really rich purple-y/charcoal color.  I actually used two different fabrics in the same exact shade of this unique color and alternated the prints around the edge, just for a bit more variety.

The colors in this took a long time to match and a lot of driving around to different shops.  I'm glad that I took all that time to pick the right fabrics though.


I'm so glad I had some beautiful fall weather to be able to get outside and take some pictures.  I love this color combination.  I hope she does too!  

Let me know what you think.  I'd love to hear your feedback!


  1. Katie! Send it to me :) This is so stunning and enormous!! I am also with you on the HST trimming and impatience...but your lovely finish shows how that made it so worthwhile!!! I am loving this!

    1. Thank you so much Karen! It is enormous! It's a generous queen size. I can't wait to see the finishes my quilt group came up with too!