Friday, August 16, 2013

Right Angles

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original


I finally finished my first HST project, which I'm calling Right Angles.

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original

I've always loved the look of quilts made with random HSTs, so this was my first attempt at that.

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original


I don't know about you, but making something 'random' is really hard- I just want there to be a pattern! Since I couldn't fight every natural instinct, there's a little order to the HSTs, but I think overall it looks fairly chaotic.


The quilting is basic - just 1/4" off the seams.


The HSTs are DS Quilt Collections from Joann's, and the batik (framing and backing) are from a quilt shop.

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original

I love backing quilts with batik - that fabric is so forgiving of spills and stains! I have no problem plopping a batik-backed quilt on the ground for that very reason!

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday - thanks for stopping by!

Right Angles: Mitten to Apple original

7 comments:

  1. Your lap quilt is beautiful...the quilting looks great! Love the colors...go Tigers!!

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  2. Love this! But, hey! Those beautiful colors say, Go Gators! ;)

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  3. That orange is MAD - I love it!

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  4. your random navy HSTs seem so perfectly random! Ha! Love it.

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  5. I love HSTs and you did a great job creating a unique design. Can't go wrong with DS quilt fabric either.

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  6. Random is so easy and so hard at the same time. Looking for patterns is definitely instinctual. It's great that you chose such a practical backing, as far as being able to get it a little dirty without worrying about it, yet it's still so pretty. Great job all around.

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