Tuesday, July 05, 2011

aaaand...i'm back

so it occurs to me that i never actually said that i was going to be on vacation for awhile, but i was. i went to visit family for a couple of weeks and it was nice, but i'm glad to be back home. lots and lots of stash building occurred and i took up a new hobby, but today i'd like to show a project that i started and finished when i got back to Western New York.
Warm Cool Quiltalong Top
i decided to participate in the Warm/Cool Quiltalong after all. i made the mini size using 5" squares, cutting them on the bias via this method. whenever possible, i used warm/cool pairs from the same line of fabric. the quilt is 21" square. i pieced batting scraps together. The quilting is my first attempt doing stitch in the ditch. i didn't love it, personally. it's very slow and i doubt i'd ever use it on a larger quilt.
Warm Cool Quiltalong Back
i really liked the original back, but i didn't want to copy it completely. I used 2 different fabrics from the DS quilts line from joanns and made a pinwheel. I also added triangles to the corners using the method from oh frannson's book to hang the quilt. The binding is kona medium grey.

i just love the way this quilt turned out. i want to make a sister quilt using HSTs and values instead of warm/cool colors. i haven't washed it yet, but i can't wait to hang it up in my sewing room.


  1. Hello! I'm glad you're back. Your HST mini is lovely. I definitely want to make one, in due time. I hope you had a fun vacation!

  2. This will be an inspiring addition to your sewing room.  Another fabulous job!



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