Happy Monday Peeps and greetings from Palm Springs:)
It so turns out that I managed with some help to have a finished quilt to show you along with my obligatory palm tree photo. I’m happy I did because I haven’t been able to talk quilt all week with anyone;)
I can’t even tell you when I made it. I guess it’s what you would call an ‘Oldie but Goodie’ in the UFO pile.
It’s been folded, refolded and moved.
It must have come about around the time I made HST LOVE and Pantone Pop. Both very traditional quilts in block style, but I had fun mixing up the fabrics, picking the color way and giving them some random placement. It all breaths some fresh air into those simple half-square triangle blocks that you can do so much with.
I’ve got a huge bucket list of ideas built off knowing this block and how you can twist it or add to it.
Well anyway, babies need quilts and this quilt needed a baby.
It also needed a star center, because of course I wasn’t thrilled with what I originally picked AFTER I had sewn the whole thing together. With my friend Sandie’s help we decided to fill it in with a corduroy print.
Sandie quilted it up with the maze pattern and finished it with this lovely binding. The binding and the star points in the Alexander Henry Heath add some texture without too much print distraction.
I never alone would have thought to go with the maze she picked and we both were so happy with how it turned out. Collaborating on quilts for babies is so fun.
The color way was inspired by my suitcase.
The back turned out amazing. I’m still up for my challenge to myself of using fabric from my stash and left overs from the front.
It’s made up almost entirely of a fine wale corduroy and a few left over half square triangles. I’ve now made four backs with this goal and have loved them all.
Quilt is now with happy baby. So fun to gift.
The pile of finished quilt tops is getting smaller! I believe I have three complete quilt tops left to quilt and certainly a lot in pieces;)
Have a fun week.
I love the quilt and I love love love the quilting! So cool! I tried your suggestion for binding corners from a week or so ago.. I’ll have to work on it 🙂
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Pamela Lynne says
Well, maybe an oldie – but certainly a GOODIE!!! Your post was rather timely for me as I spent a couple of hours last night working on piecing together a back from leftovers from the front and stash for a top I pieced in ummmmmm maybe 2003?? So long ago, can’t even remember why because they are not my colors and it was only my 2nd quilt. I never made another until last year….LOL.
Anyway, Love Love Love the maze quilting, I think it really sets off the HST’s without distraction. I’m in S. CA also enjoying a drop of rain. Have a nice visit.
So when are you going to share the news of your QuiltCon triumph?? Congrats!! It was fun to see it up close and in detail.
haha, I’ll get to that too;)
Viva Los Viajes says
Another lovely quilt, enjoy Palm Springs, I hope to visit again from Australia for Modernism Week next year and then on to QuiltCon in Pasadena, 2 of my fav mid-century haunts!
Both of those events are fun!
I was thinking about using HSTs for my son’s quilt and I think this seals the deal! I love the design of it!
I love your photo of the palm tree!!! Seattle?
Pat S says
So cute. Love those owls.
Love that maze quilting design. Googled it but can’t come up with it. Does it perhaps have another name?
Hi Judy, I’ll try to remember to ask Sandie, or you can follow the link to her blog. She might have it there;)
Thank you! I did go to her blog and couldn’t find any reference to it. I checked with the three sites that I order my pantographs from and none of them have anything like it.
I love the pictures you have taken and I love the designs
Anne Micale says
Those colors are gorgeous.
I love the corduroy—I absolutely love the way it feels—better than velvet! Great choice for a stunning baby quilt. Lucky, lucky baby!
Judge Beauty says
Your piecing and quilting are beautiful! Congrats!!
Super super awesome! I love all of your HST quilts. I wish I didn’t quilt so slowly in real life…