February 4, 2013 by Melissa
This weekend’s project was so much fun because:
- it was easy
- the fabrics were awesome and
- my new sewing machine and I got along.
Last week, out of frustration, I drew up some simple patterns for three quilts using half-square triangles (HST)- a herringbone, a chevron, and a zigzag. I knew all of these were made of HSTs but I couldn’t picture in my head how to lay them out. Once I had them down on paper, it made much more sense to me. For this quilt, I went with the herringbone pattern in Kona Cotton Solids in Sky and White for the front of the quilt. It turned out great and piecing it was so easy. But it was the back that got me all excited. My friend, an architect, just had a second baby so Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures line couldn’t have been more perfect for this little baby blanket! Please excuse the awful photos (dark kitchen, late night).
I used Blockingblue for the back. It’s an adorable print of stylized blueprints on a light orange grid on a blue background. For the binding, I used Grains (topographical maps) in tangerine.
I love this little quilt. I hope my friends do as well (and if you don’t, just drop it by my door, no questions asked!).