Monday, April 15, 2013

Modern Half Square Triangle Quilt - A Finished Quilt

MONDAY IN PICTURES

What better way to start the week than with a finished quilt (and already planning the next).  This quilt again showcases an extensive selection of low volume printed fabrics interspersed with more colorful prints; and most of those with a light/white background. 


The finished size of this quilt is 63.5 inches x 86.5 inches and is one of the largest quilts that I have quilted myself.  Although I again thoroughly enjoyed the fabric play and even the sewing and trimming of the Half Square Triangles, basting this quilt was a whole other matter.  


With the HST units set on point and many directional printed fabrics cut on the bias (off grain) the quilt top had a lot of movement and "elasticity" in it. Pulling the quilt top taut for pin basting resulted in much displacement and it became clear that I had to baste this quilt one row at a time, starting at the top and working my way down.  There were moments there where I was ready to be defeated by this quilt ...


Having said that the quilting went really well, and I encountered no movement of the layers, fabric puckering or tucks.  The quilt is quilted with a grid outlining the seam lines of the Half Square Triangle units as well as a set of vertical lines; a lot of big quilt, quilt wrangling.


For the back of the quilt I have used a red polka dot fabric by Tanya Whelan from the Delilah collection.


And I have finished the quilt with a pretty binding fabric - a soft baby pink and white stripe by Lecien from the Color Basics collection.  


My favorite part of this quilt is the corners!
(the mitered corners were not as tricky as they look!)
I have updated my Etsy Store and the listing for the quilt can be found here:

Modern Patchwork Quilt - Red Pepper Quilts SOLD

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

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25 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I love your low volume/colourful quilts. So awesome!

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  2. Beautiful as always! I'm playing with some low-volume fabrics right now too.

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  3. Love the unusual mitred corners - fabulous as usual!

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  4. love it!!! I always enjoy seeing what people do with the HST

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  5. So soft and pretty! I absolutely adore the corners - wow.

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  6. Giving me stash envy, as usual. :P Love the quilt.

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Rita!!

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  8. Terrific photos. Lovely lovely quilt.

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  9. Really love those unexpected corners!

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  10. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs of your process with us. I always read it with great interest.

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  11. The corners is what caught my eye first slide. This whole - low volumn - thing has me so interested. I am really wanting to make one myself. Stripes for bindings, how can you go wrong? LOVE

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  12. I love the low volume prints you've been working with lately. Though bright and graphic is beautiful too, this softer look is so fresh! Gorgeous.

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  13. Beautiful and it sure sold fast!

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  14. Beautiful! Wish my quilts sold as fast as yours!

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  15. Stunning, Rita! No surprise that your quilts sell immediately. This quilt is so beautiful. Fresh, clean-looking, modern! Love it.

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  16. I forgot to mention that I love the corners and the binding!

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  17. I adore the mitered corners!!

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  18. Those corners are adorable. I'll have to use that idea!

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  19. Oh Rita! This is so brilliantly wonderful!

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  20. Rita, Awesome work! May I ask what size are your half square triangles? Do you stay with one size normally? What is your favorite? What form of templete do you prefer? Yes its 20 questions! Thank you for your time!
    Your loyal fan forever!! Your eye candy never makes me fat! LOL

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  21. Beautiful quilt, and I absolutely love the mitered corners! These are now on my must try list!

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