Sunday, July 14, 2013

Retro Half Square Triangle (HST) Quilt and New Quilt Pattern

Late this week I finished my Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt and I am really pleased with how it turned out. This was a great fabric play project as well as some serious time at the machine, both of which I love doing.

I have quilted the quilt with my usual straight lines, outlining all seam lines as well as a single line diagonally across all all of the half square triangle units. For the back of the quilt I have used one of my favorite fabrics by Aneela Hoey - from the Posy collection.

It made me sad and happy at the same time to use so much of this print from stash but I think every quilt deserves a great quilt back, and this fabric was perfect for this quilt. 

Binding fabric:  Mama Said Sew : : The Bias in Black by Sweet Water for Moda.

This quilt is now listed in my Etsy Store.

You can see the listing details here:  Retro Half Square Triangle Quilt

I have also written a quilt pattern for this quilt.

The pattern is comprehensive - 26 pages - and suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewers. The pattern includes step by step tutorials and many photos to ensure successful completion of the quilt. I have also written clear seam pressing instructions to ensure that all seams in this project "lock" together  thereby taking any frustration out of sewing together the quilt top.

The Retro HST Quilt Pattern (pdf file) is available here:

Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store - available for immediate download

Red Pepper Quilts Pattern Store - pdf file sent by email.

Oh, I also made a matching pillow cover.  The Pillow Cover is listed separately in my Etsy Store.  

You can see all of the listing details here:  Retro Patchwork Pillow Cover.
Love the back!  Home Dec fabrics by Heather Moore - Skinny LaMinx

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  1. I have been watching you make this. I love the regular repeat of the quilt. gorgeous

  2. Stunning as usual.I just wish I could sew in a straight line LOL.x

  3. Rita absolutely beautiful! You continue to amaze with your wonderful fabric choice and clean, clear cut lines. Another spectacular quilt. Thanks for sharing! Marie x

  4. This quilt is gorgeous!

  5. Rita, this is gorgeous! Love your fabrics that you used, and especially love the backing and binding too! Well done!

  6. A gorgeous quilt - it is striking and just draws your eyes to it!!! well done!

  7. Oh - wow - How I love this quilt. I have had my intrique with HST for the past 6 months or so - This quilt not only capitlizes in them - but all those wonderful fabrics - How I wish my stash looked like yours. I can't seem to find the cutest prints from the posy collection any more - I don't have any. Thanks for sharing -

  8. Great fabric choices. Love it!

  9. Rita love the new quilt and pillow cover. Very nice and lots of color.

  10. Very nice looking quilt. I love the pattern.

  11. As always...amazing! Love this quilt.

  12. It is very pretty Rita. I have 5 yards of that Posy fabric I am saving for a Posy quilt. I have 4 charm packs to make a HST quilt similar to yours and use the backing. Thanks for sharing your quilt. I know it will sell fast!

  13. Wow! Very nice! I just recently came across your site and am loving everything. I have enjoyed quilting for several years now though mine are only so so. Thanks for all the tips and patterns, they are coming in very handy for me!

  14. LOVE the binding; it goes perfectly with the retro theme!

  15. Love everything about this quilt! top, backing, binding... and just the general "feel" of it.

  16. This is such a one of my fav blocks to make. I hope to make this quilt......I love it!!! Front, back,!!


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