July 25, 2018

Two Color Quilt Challenge

American Patchwork & Quilting has issued the Two-Color Quilt Challenge to Modern Quilt Guild Members.  You can find all the info here and here.

I've never shied from a challenge, so I got designing.  I decided to make a bed-sized quilt and use Kona White and Kona Storm.  Kona Chartuese is one of my favorites but White won out because of the room I'm planning on using it in.  Above is the photo that inspired my design.  I researched and found that this tiled panel by Athos Bulcão, a Brazillian artist.

Using the 8-at-a-time tutorial from Blossom Heart Quilts, I've made 112 (5.5") HSTs.  I trued them up using a new method.  I thought I'd share it.

  1. Line-up the ruler along the stitching line, right at 5.5", the desired size of the HST.  
  2. Trim along both sides of the ruler.
  3. Turn the HST and ruler, as below and line up at 5.5" again and trim off those points.

This method was really fast, which made me very happy, considering the number of HSTs I had to trim.
May your bobbins always be full,

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