I have been so completely intrigued by Rita's brilliance with the half square triangle that I have been inspired to have a go myself.
The great thing about HSTs is the amazing variety of layouts you can choose.
I had a bit of a play with these designs:
and finally settled on this ....
Rita has inspired me in more ways than one:
I'm usually an incredibly lazy sewer but with this one I even trimmed my blocks!!!
I finished up the quilt top on the weekend.
The fabrics are mostly from my stash but the grey is a thrifted flat sheet from the oppy!!
The blocks are 6 inches cut (5.5 inches sewn).
The quilt is 14 blocks squared so (quick calculation .....) 77 inches squared.
I'm planning to hand quilt this one with lots of different coloured threads (to match the fabrics) in the grey areas. Thanks to Kate for that great idea!!!
Now I just need to buy some backing and wadding and get to basting (my least favourite job .... ugh!!!)
See you VERY soon with my first blogiversary giveaway.