Monday, 25 March 2013

One Charm Pack

I have a basket with my collection of Sweetwater fabrics that I have been hoarding for quite a while.

Last week I had a idea about using one the charm squares in my basket to make a new quilt design...

It is for a demonstration quilt for a a quilting class starting in Gloucester in April. I wanted to use Half Square Triangles for the design, but in a slightly different way!


It is half pieced, but I already love the colour combinations of the squares, mixed with the cream fabric they just ping out!


I have placed the HST so they reflect across the quilt top and in colour graduation!


I really love this top!

This morning I also finished the last FDD bag to be posted out today:


It is such a pretty bag! And will hopefully be a much loved birthday present!

Linking up today with Let's Get Acquainted:


Plum and June


16 comments:

  1. Aren't HSTs the most versatile thing ever?? I love the block you have made - perfect.

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  2. Lovely block. They're not normally the colours I go for but I love the fabrics. Great bag too.

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    1. I love Sweetwater! I hoard it and then take ages to design a quilt for it!

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  3. What a lovely quilt! I love HSTs!

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    1. Thank you! I love HSTs too! Keep thinking up new designs with them!

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  4. Loving the HSTs! Have been trying te resist the charms of that sweetwater line but can resist no longer after seeing this!

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    1. It is Reunion and so completely delicious! I have Noteworthy hoarded too....

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  5. I really like the colours, and the design of this quilt!
    Wendy x

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    1. Thank you! It is super easy to make!

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  6. Anna, I love the HST's! I am terrible about hoarding fabric too! It takes me forever to cut into fabric that I really love! But then I am glad when I do! have fun!!

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    1. Me too! I have a secret basket of fabrics that I adore... slowly using them though!

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  7. Your hst block is beautiful :)

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  8. What a sharp quilt top - I love gradation effects they look contemporary but don't have to be made necessarily from contemporary fabrics. I also have a few fabrics that I keep taking out of circulation because I just don't want to use them on just any quilt. It is satisfying though when that fabric just talks to you and wants to be used and it turns out worth it - like your Sweetwater quilt!

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed piecing it!

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