Friday, May 14, 2010

HST Overload

I have certainly had my daily dose of sewing and Half Square Triangles this week.  This project was totally addictive and I have sat and sewn obsessively and compulsively until the quilt top was complete, way late into the evening (or perhaps I should say the early hours of the morning).
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Made almost exclusively from my fabric scrap bin and and an attitude of "anything goes" each block is comprised of four Half Square Triangles.  I tried to not over think the block colors and fabric combinations, although I did loosely focus on light/dark prints for each block.


For those of you who enjoy the numbers:

The quilt top measures 51 inches x 69 inches
is made up of 72 blocks each pieced from 4 Half Square Triangles
blocks measure 6 1/2 inches
a total of 288 Half Square Triangle blocks
plus
24 setting triangles (top, bottom and both sides)



Quilt inspired by:  Bemused

Piecing this quilt top this week was a mammoth task which I have thoroughly enjoyed!  However, as I finally look up and around me, I have come to the conclusion that working with my scrap bin causes huge amounts of mess; threads, teeny tiny scraps and dust bunnies galore.  It's time to down the rotary cutter and start some serious housekeeping. 


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RELEVANT LINKS:
Finished Quilt and Quilt Pattern - HST Overload Quilt



59 comments:

  1. I just can't stop staring at it. I'm going to try it. And I just put this in the "We Love It" section of our sidebar. Thanks for the inspiration! Susan

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  2. Wow, that's pretty jaw dropping amazing. Even my husband who could admittedly care less about things says it looks pretty awesome.

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  4. Absolutely stunning. I could see why you stayed up till the wee hours to finish this up. I can't stand staring at it either. Inspirationing...one of these days I'll do something like this :). Great job.

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  5. Lovely Rita. Your scraps are heavenly.

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  6. I started a doll quilt for a swap yesterday based on your pictures. Each finished half square triangle is only 1.25 inches. I have never made such tiny triangles! Thanks for the inspiration. I'll send you a link to a picture of the finished project when I am done.

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  7. That is so cheerful. I am in love. Great Quilt. What did you do for border? I love the Bemused one as well.
    ~a

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  8. Gorgeous. I guess if you have great taste in fabric overall, then a scrap-bin quilt like this one will be just as fabulous as something planned and purchased for.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Thank you for letting me visit! I always really enjoy reading your blog!

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  10. Wow. Super-awesome. I think I need to start one. Now.

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  11. Your productivity never ceases to surprise - another great job x

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  12. Insanely good. Both close up and far away. Love that it's a scrap-buster as well. Beautiful.

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  13. You never cease to amaze me. Absolutely stunning.

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  14. This is great! I think I'm going to start making these squares from scraps as I work on other projects. I think I'd go nutty from doing all of them at once! (I'm far too impatient for that!) But, I really like how this turned out. Yup.... going to start cutting squares, making triangles, and setting them aside!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    -mab

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  15. l normally work with reproductions, but this georgous quilt is calling my name. Thanks for sharing the photo's.

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  16. WOW, absolutely gorgeous!!

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  17. I absolutely adore this quilt, and it is one of those quilts that I love even more every time I look at it. I don't know how to explain it, but there is something so cheerful, friendly, and comforting about this quilt. Beautiful but homey, with a nice modern traditional feel to it.

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  18. Just love this one Rita, and proves again that every little piece of fabric is worth keeping ..

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  19. Sorry,wy didn't you call the cleaning lady?
    Still it looks beautifull.

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  21. I love scrappy quilts! This looks great!

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  22. WOW.!! It's Beautiful...
    cheers

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! The fact that it is make from your scraps is fabulous! Well done!

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  24. What a wonderful quilt -- you have/had great scraps. It's very happy looking. You should be proud of it.

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  25. Wow, it's great! Few solids, that's unusual for you! So the question remains: how much of a dent did you put in the scrap bin? :)

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  26. Just an absolute beautiful finish!! I find the same thing working with the scrap bin. I am currently working on a bordered diamonds quilt (posted today) and the scrap bin has been in use constantly. I am finding the same things that you are finding when you are done for the day. A mess.

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  27. Just beautiful Rita - love the colours, another great HST quilt.

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  28. Simply Amazing! Here HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax lol

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  29. your quilts are always so stunning...this one is so bright and cheerful

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  30. I love HST...and your scraps are awesome...and the quilt is stunning. Absolutely.Stunning.

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  31. Scrap-tacular! My kind of quilt! I love it!

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  32. Definitely one of my favourites from you.

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  33. I love it! So bright and cheerful!

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  34. Huge love! I just did my first project with Half Square Triangles (a little rainbow of them in a frame around some crewelwork) and it was delicious.

    Ack, how does one choose what to quilt when they don't have the luxury of making many!?!

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  35. Your quilt inspired me to make a quilt out of triangles, too. I started it yesterday and will post the progress I made in the next couple of days. (The design is different, but the inspiration is all yours!)

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  36. What a beautiful quilt! HST's are so versatile.

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  37. This quilt is simply stunning!! And just think how much lighter your scrap bin is now that you've done it! Looks like just the thing I need to slim mine down some..... Great job!!

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  38. This quilt is amazing! I love that you made it with scraps!

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  39. I hope you're keeping those blunt corners Rita! It would make it EXTRA fabulous then :-) Love those HST's to boot!

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  40. omg, this is sooo gorgeous! all your quilts are, but this one blew me away. i just couldn't admire it and not stop to tell you how much. i envy your skills, your creativity, your way with color, and your scrap bin. :)

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  41. Stunning, absolutely stunning. Just keep looking at it and not the dust bunnies! Great inspiration, yet again.

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  42. Fabulous! I have to admit, I don't love making HST with anything less than 6 inch squares. I love how yours look. Thanks for including the details of how you made it.

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  43. I love this. I really like the idea that with fabulous fabric and one simple shape you can create such an amazing quilt.

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  44. Oh the colors are just terrific.......
    its a lovely quilt.
    Dust bunnies......yeah they make good company......my sewing room is a mess too!

    Happy Sewing

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  45. Wow- Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  46. Incredible! I love your scrap busting quilts!!

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  47. I'm crazy about this quilt, it's fantastic photographed on the blue ladder. I'd love to make one at the retreat I'm going on with your permission.

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  48. The colors you have chosen are gorgeous!

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  49. Do you mind if I pin this post? I'll include your website add.

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  50. Have just found this on Pinterest, its absolutley gorgeous

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  51. I am going to make this my next quilt project! Thank you.

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  52. I truly wish to make this my next quilt project. I love your burst of colors!

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