Leftovers Quilt

Friday, May 10, 2024

Happy Friday! I have a recent quilt finish to share. I'm really behind on sharing quilts, I have a bit of a backlog that I hope I can catch up on in the next month or so. We'll see how we do! First up, a leftovers quilt!

I've had this stack of citron and white half-square triangle blocks leftover from making my Interlaced Sampler Quilt since 2016! They were just waiting their turn to become something. I also had a few turquoise ones, but I'm not sure what they came from. I ended up setting those aside and decided to use just the citron blocks. I pulled a slightly Fall leaning palette of prints to go with them. Some of these prints have been in my stash for a long, long time!

To stretch these half-square triangles a bit further and make a larger quilt, I decided to make half-square triangles with them again. I paired a half-square triangle block with a solid square. It's similar to the process of making quarter-square triangles (putting two half-square triangles together). These are kind of a cross between a half-square triangle and a quarter-square triangle.

Making blocks this way gives you two different blocks from each pair. I arranged the blocks in an alternating pattern so that the citron fabrics form a secondary pattern. I love the resulting movement in the quilt!

I quilted this quilt with my signature wavy lines. Felt right! I've got a tutorial for how I do this style of quilting: How to Quilt Wavy Lines with a Walking Foot (video!)

For the backing I decided to use a voile print from my Geometric Bliss* collection. I thought it was a rather good match for the colors of the top! I will admit, it was not the easiest thing to quilt, the backing was slipping and sliding all over the place! I realized after the fact that every lawn or voile quilt I've made up until now I had longarm quilted. I think from now on I'll stick with that strategy!!

For the binding I went with this dusty blue-purple print by Joel Dewberry. I believe this color was in his True Colors* collection.

It felt good to finally use up those half-square triangles. It only took 8 years of marinating for me to figure out what to do with them! That's okay, I'm just happy they are out of my drawer and living their life as a quilt at last!

Happy Quilting!

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