The Green HST quilt is finished. Although given almost free license to create at my whimsy, this was a commissioned quilt and it will be going to a home where I know it will be much loved. Do not be surprised to see it pop up elsewhere in blog land at some stage.
Finished quilt measures 70 inches x 53 inches
Although making so many HST's might seem robotic and probably makes me a little boring, I absolutely loved piecing this quilt. Hunting through my stash for more green fabrics, hours of trimming back blocks, and lengthy discussions with my son why each bird block cannot go in each one of the corners of the quilt; all were a part of the process that I enjoyed and will remember fondly.
The back of the quilt is also pieced and is well centered. To ensure that the quilt top is centered on the quilt backing during the basting process, I mark parallel center lines on the batting, both vertically and horizontally, to indicate the mid point and the center lines of the backing. When placing the quilt top on the batting ensure that the center lines of the quilt top match the center lines of the backing.
The quilt is quilted with straight lines, outlining both the horizontal and vertical seam lines of the Half Square Triangle blocks, and a diagonal line perpendicular to the diagonal seam line formed by the triangles.
The machine stitched binding fabric is Full Moon Polka dot by Amy Butler from the Lotus range. I still love seeing binding other than a stripe on the edge of a quilt.
Solid fabric is Kona Cotton - Ash
by Robert Kaufman
by Robert Kaufman
And to the new owner of this quilt a big big "Thank You!!" for giving me free creative reign and having such enormous faith in my ability to create something special for you. I hope you love it.