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10/6/13

Half Square Triangles and Summer Colors

Half Square Triangles Quilt
Half Square Triangles Quilt
Half Square Triangles Quilt
Half Square Triangle Quilt
Half Square Triangles Quilt - Back


Happy Sunday! I hope you had a lovely weekend.  I finished this quilt last week; it was a birthday gift for my sister-in-law, so I had to hold off showing it to you until I gave it to her (I didn't want to ruin the surprise). As you know inspiration comes from many places and for this quilt it all started with this photo; the colors feel very fresh and summery and when paired with the white cotton they really stand out. I have been wanting to make a quilt using half  square triangles and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try... and I love it. Half square triangles are so versatile and I have the feeling this won't be the last quilt I make using them.
For the quilting I just did straight lines highlighting the half square triangles. I really like how the quilting shows on the back of the quilt.
I love how this quilt turned out: so fresh and simple... my little summer crush :)

XX

Martha.

10 comments:

  1. It's lovely Martha your sister-in-law is a lucky lady!

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  2. What a sweet quilt, Martha! Love the pink chevron binding. What a compliment to those bright and cheerful prints.

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  3. Oh, really lovely quilt. Very nice result!!! I definitely have to try this "half square triangles" too :)

    Have a great day!

    Jolana

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  4. Stunning!!! The fabrics you chose paired with the white is soooo eye-catching - absolutely lovely! What a beautiful finish.

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  5. It is stunning Martha - absolutely gorgeous. Any tricks for getting the HST's to line up so amazingly :-)

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  6. What an awesome quilt Martha! I love your pictures!

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  7. Wow Martha, this is lovely. Your simple quilting is perfect and your photos are beautiful, as usual!

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  8. It really looks great! No need for complicated patterns to make very nice quilts...
    Hi from the Netherlands,
    Marjo B-W

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