This year, I have been really trying to finish of my projects. I had so many on the go, but I really needed to get some of them done. One of the problems with doing lots of quilting and creating means that I was inspired to start new ones! Cest la vie, once I have an idea burning in my brain, I really, really want to get it done. Which bring me to one of my latest creations, Geometry.
HSTs (thats half square triangles to the uninitiated) are such a useful block with indefinite possibilities. To create this quilt, I selected five solid colours - three greys and two aquas - which I then cut into 6 1/2 inch square, cross cut into triangles. Next I sewed all the triangles together to make my squares and then all the squares together to make the quilt top. I tried to keep it random, which meant that once it was all together, the triangles came together to form their own shapes. If you did it again, you would get a completely different quilt and I really love that idea.
This quilt was made especially for Archer and although I tried my best to complete it before he was born (even ironing blocks while in labour!), I didn't quite make it. It is now on his bed to keep him warm on these cold, cold Canberra nights.
Quilt name: Geometry.
Made for: Archer James McGann (born 10 March 2013).
Finished size: 42 x 54 inches.
Fabrics used: Homespun solids in 3 light, medium and dark grey with 2 light and dark aquas.
Pattern: Geometry, designed by me. 6 inch HST blocks placed randomly to create a variety of geometric shapes and patterns.
Quilting details: Quilted by me with a walking foot. I stitched in the ditch around the various shapes, using a variegated grey cotton thread.
One more gratuitous Archie shot because I can...