April 04, 2016

More HST's for Charity

Last one for a while ... 

The end has arrived.  Throughout the last year, I have systematically worked through my WIPs and quilted all my finished tops. This last check in the charity column was super rewarding! 

The quilt started with 40 - 10 inch square scraps and became HST's. Shamefully, I remember there being no dent in the scrap bin, even with the scrappy binding. 






Quilt Stats: 
  • Finished Size: 48 inches x 60 inches 
  • Pattern: Half Square Tringles
  • Fabric: Scraps
  • Batting: High-Loft Polyester 
  • Thread: Connecting Threads - Lavender 
  • Quilting: Straight Line


Usually with charity quilts, I like to experiment with something new. 

For this quilt, I tried high-loft batting. Truth be told, it wasn't my favorite. The back puckered as the spray basting stopped holding. It looks very fluffy and inviting, but a pain to quilt. 

Verdict: not again. I am going to stick with my beloved 80/20 blend. 

Net: - 4.5 yards
Year to Date: -21 yards

8 comments:

  1. All your finished tops are quilted?? That is so awesome - congratulations!!!! :)

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  2. Yay! Good for you! Beautiful quilt and it looks so comfy! But I have to agree with you on fluffy batting. I just finished a charity quilt and used a fluffier batting than normal and it was a PAIN! Puckering, slippery, etc. But now I know and the little person who is going to get my quilt will not care one bit about my quilting imperfection!

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  3. Your quilt is so pretty! Glad to know about the batting :)

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  4. A lovely finish! and the scrappy binding is perfect!

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  5. I'm sure you feel good about getting them all quilted! I've always used 100% cotton batting since it lays so flat, but I do like the look of quilts that use fluffy poly battings.

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  6. Ahh ... thanks for sharing your take on the high-loft batting. I'm a Warm and White girl -- I think it's a good quality for the price. I just bought my second 40-yard bolt -- eep!

    I'm convinced -- alas! -- all of our scrap bins are bottomless. I like the way your scraps play together. So you trimmed those HSTs yourself this time, right? ; )

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  7. Maybe try wool batting? I like its poofiness (is that word?) although I have used pins to baste it.

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