Saturday, 25 August 2018

weekend sewing

I love it when one thing leads onto another, don't you?


This was an unplanned project, inspired by a recent post by Julie from quiltdivajulie which then sent me searching for the vintage quilt in her story. I found it in the new separate pattern series from quiltfolk. When you download the pattern you get both the vintage 'source' pattern and a modern 'revival' pattern, in this case one made by Tula Pink. But I'm sticking to a version of the source quilt, "triangle tiles". 

{"triangle tiles" inspiration vintage quilt}

You know I have a bit of a love/hate thing with HSTs, but one thing I have learnt is to cut my squares larger than the finished half-square triangle size to give a little extra room to trim them square. Do you do this too?
I made up a few trial blocks, then narrowed things down just a little with my colour palette. And like the inspiration quilt, I still want it to be a confetti of scrappy colour, with two prints per block, and a few rogue blocks thrown in to add interest. There's heaps & heaps of HSTs, hopefully it'll make a dent in my blue stash.





Yep, I'm thinking I'll keep on making more of these. 
Great to have something simple to piece in those {precious} weekend sewing moments.
Pop on over here #quiltfolk to see more.

Linking up with with Sandra for dreami #19 
where you can see what other 'unplanned' projects people have been making this month.
Oh, and in case you are wondering, "Dreami" = DRop Everything And Make It"

J

21 comments:

  1. Pretty fabric combinations. A lot of HSTs to sew, but you will do it.

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  2. Oh, you're making me want to start a new quilt... I've long thought that I needed to make an HST quilt similar to this but with blocks that are made of 4 HSTs. I think I'd better keep my head down and finish up a few things first, but it is SO tempting. Beautiful.

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  3. I always make my hst's a little larger than needed so I can square up - I just can not get them square otherwise unless I do them on paper which I do not like to do

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  4. You always have such interesting quilts. It's your fabric choices. I love looking at them and hope you enjoy making them. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. You are so tempting me to start that one now...

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    1. ... Well the actual blocks are so easy to piece really & truely!
      And I love the wee challenge to trying to get my stash to work together. I’ve got a colour palette in mind, but combining the pairs is taking some time as it’s a big jumble of old & new fabrics!

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  6. I did the same thing after I saw Julie's post. I love vintage quilts and when I saw they were offering patterns of vintage and new I was sold! I haven't started mine yet! I love what you've done with yours.

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  7. Love it but all those triangles would do my head in.

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  8. So pretty with the reds and blues! You will be an HST master after this one!

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  9. SO happy to see you making this design. And glad to know my post helped you discover the inspiration.

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  10. P.s. Re HSTs. I make mine larger and trim to size (unless they are die cut).

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  11. Yes, 'triangle tiles' is a beautiful quilt.
    Good choice, I'm looking forward to seeing
    more.

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    1. So glad Julie posted about the quiltfolk patterns, I wouldn’t have known otherwise.
      I’ve always loved the look of vintage quilts. We don’t see that many (in real life) over here in NZ though, I think that’s why I’m so drawn to them.
      These blocks are so easy to piece, really & truly!
      What’s taking the time is the wee challenge of trying to get my stash to work together. I’ve got a pink/blue colour palette in mind, but making up the combinations is tricky with my jumble of old & new fabrics!

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  12. I think you'll be a half square triangle expert by the time you are finished! I like to use triangle templates or rulers and cut them at the finished measurement... but apparently I'm weird like that :o)

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  13. Love the marriage between old and new fabrics and those HST are gorgeous!

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  14. Love! It! Looks very retro, in a fresh, fun way! And yes, I usually oversize my HST and then trim them down using the Bloc Loc ruler.

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  15. I like the choice of design and the great fabric you have auditioned.

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  16. A great block for using up some stash. You've gotten a good start on it. I make my HSTs a bit larger so they can be trimmed up. I'm not fond of doing all that trimming, but it's the only way to get them the right size.

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  17. I can’t sew a straight line to save my life so I ALWAYS cut everything I can larger and trim it down......

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  18. Gorgeous! I, too have a bit of a love/hate relationship with HSTs, but I do square them two at a time which cuts that in half! Thanks for the link to the pattern, and yes, I do love vintage quilts, and especially this one with its Tula and Kaffe-esque riot of florals and colour! Thanks for linking up with DrEAMi! :-)

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