Monday, January 1, 2018

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - A Finished Quilt

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Happy New Year everyone! 🎇🎉I hope 2018 is good to you and that it brings you the things you are hoping for. Most of all I wish you peace, good health, and happiness ... and of course time to be creative. I have had a lovely Christmas break but I am itching to get right back into it. I am starting the year with my finished Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

This particular quilt is made following the instructions of my Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern. 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. I first made this quilt in 2013 and you can see photos of the original quilt here. Choosing fabrics is my favorite part of the process, and oddly, I find the repetitive process that is required to make the many Half Square Triangle units is somehow therapeutic and comforting.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I have quilted the quilt by first ditch stitching all of the horizontal and vertical seam lines, then adding additional vertical lines of quilting, evenly spaced across the quilt. It is minimal impact quilting, allowing the fabrics to feature, but still giving the quilt texture and an additional point of interest by the way the quilting affects the drape of the quilt.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

For the back of the quilt I have used my favorite text fabric Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston, and have matched it with my signature black/white stripe fabric for the binding. For the binding I have used a narrow black/white stripe fabric for a signature finish.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

QUILT DETAILS:
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II
The finished quilt measures 53 inches x 63.5 inches.
30 HST nine-patch blocks.
270 Half Square Triangle Units,
each unit over-sized and trimmed for accuracy.
Fabric Used:
60 different fabrics including Liberty of London and
small scale stash basics - dots, stripes, checks, gingham.
Quilting:
 Ditch stitching vertical and horizontal seam lines plus
additional vertical lines evenly spaced across the quilt.
Batting:
Low loft cotton batting - bleached white.
Thread:
Cotton thread for piecing and quilting.

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

The finished quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.

See all of the listing details here:

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

As always, thank you for scrolling through the many photos and for stopping by!
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - Work in Progress
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt I - The Finished Quilt July 2013
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern (pdf file) available from:

Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt II - pattern available | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
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5 comments:

  1. I do enjoy seeing you quilts here on your blog. Thank you for sharing your work! I wondered if you would share your photograph techniques. Your photo's are quite consistent, do you work through a list of shots? Do you have a permanent set up for photographing your quilts? Many thanks! Julie

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  2. Cute quilt! Missed Sunday stash!!

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  3. This is a pretty and perky quilt. I love the combinations. They go so well together
    Happy New Year Dear Rita

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  4. Happy New Year Rita. Oh, and another lovely quilt. Thanks for all the inspiration and eye candy. x

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  5. The accuracy of your piecing never ceases to amaze me. Lovely quilt!

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