August 15, 2015

HST Update


This year the New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Modern HST Quilt Along. Of course, because I do nothing the correct way, I made my blocks 12 inches instead of 8 inches (who has time for those tiny HST??). This project is moving along quite nicely because I settled on 30 blocks instead of the 72 some of my (crazy) guild mates signed on for!




For fabrics I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Gypsy Caravan by Amy Butler, and paired each fabric with Kona Bone. Each fat quarter makes two blocks with some extra fabric for the scrap bin or for corner-blocks in the sashing (not sure about sashing yet). So far I love the colors in this line even though it strays from my typical colors. 

Only ten more blocks to go :) 

-Patch & Chels

9 comments:

  1. very pretty! Can't wait to see them all laid out.

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  2. Your modifications sound reasonable and like a great idea to me! :)

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  3. Your blocks look great! I hadn't heard of NHMQG before. The link to it in your sidebar didn't work. I got there fine with the link in this post, but thought you would want to know the other one didn't link.

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  4. Love the layout of the top right reddish block - it's amazing the patterns that can be created from the placement of HST's :)

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  5. Ummmmmm, SO pretty. Seriously, we need to trade quilts sometime or something, because I'm always wanting yours!!

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  6. I love that top block. I like playing with hst's.

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  7. All your points are so perfect! I'm so impressed by your beautiful work!!

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  8. I'm with you - when it comes to HST's bigger is better (or easier!). They all look great so far!

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  9. Is everyone else following that black-and-white drawing I have seen of all the things you can do with HSTs? I think fewer and bigger sounds like a sensible plan.

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