Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - Work in Progress

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Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I am revisiting an old favorite this week. I don't often  re-make quilts, with the exception of Checkerboard Quilts (!) which I have made many, and will probably make many more - and even less often do I follow the instructions from one of my own patterns to make a quilt.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This particular quilt is made following the instructions of my Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern. I first made this particular quilt layout in 2013. It is a traditional nine-patch style layout of Half Square Triangle units and each unit features a dark fabric and a light/contrast fabric. My fabric selection for this quilt is not unlike that of the HST Galore Quilt that I made in September this year, editing the selection to include more recently arrived prints into the mix.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love half square triangle units and enjoy the whole process; from selecting fabrics for each of the blocks, to methodically cutting, piecing, and trimming each HST unit. For this quilt I worked in blocks, piecing one block at a time ... and by following the pattern instructions the seams of the individual blocks nest, as well as that of the whole quilt top. It's the little things that make me happy!

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT DETAILS
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt
Quilt top measures inches 53 inches x 63.5 inches. 
30 HST nine-patch blocks.
270 Half Square Triangle Units,
each unit over-sized and trimmed for accuracy.
60 different fabrics including Liberty of London
Tana Lawn, designer quilting cottons, and many stash basics.
Pattern available here: Retro HST Quilt Pattern (pdf file)
Fabric requirements and instructions are included for four different quilt sizes.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

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Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and Quilt Pattern (pdf file) | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Ready for basting and quilting!

More soon,
Rita

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3 comments:

  1. I love this. You can use up all sorts of different fabrics and they all go together in one quilt and look great together.

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  2. It’s as stunning as the first one and all your other beautiful creations!

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  3. Rita, You really have a knack for putting the right patterns and colors together. It all looks so carefully planned. This is the part of the process that I always agonize over. I overthink and many times the result is not always something I truly love. Do you ever have that feeling? How do you keep yourself from being wishy washy about putting colors together and then after the 9 patches, placing them in a pleasing manner. Do you do a lot of unsewing and redoing? Believe it or not, that is my greatest "stumbling block"
    Happy wonderful Merry Christmas to you and your family

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