Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Modern HST Sampler QAL

The Modern HST Sampler hosted by Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts started back in January.  One new block was released every two weeks, for a total of 24 blocks.  It's been quite the year -- learning various ways to make HST's.  Not a big surprise -- I hated the 2-inch HST's (finishing at 1.5 inches).



Here is Block #24 - Nip Tuck.  I used leftover HST's and scraps of fabric.


When I laid out the 24 blocks, I decided I needed another block to do a 5 blocks x 5 blocks layout.  I had very little of my background fabric left, so had to be creative.  I couldn't even scrape together enough background fabric to make another HST for the top right-hand corner.


And here are all 25 blocks pieced together.  I didn't want to introduce another fabric for sashing (I used fat quarters for the blocks), so I just tried to spread around the colours as best I could.


This QAL was a great learning experience.  I'm glad I played along.


I haven't been as productive as I had hoped this holiday week, but I have high hopes for the rest of the week.


Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Sew Cute Tuesday @ Young Texan Mama



12 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous. I still need to do the last block and then I can get it all together

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  2. Wow! Your HST blocks sure have made themselves into a lovely quilt top, Anja! This is a great sampler quilt!

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  3. Great quilt top finish! The blocks look great pieced together!

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  4. How great to see all these blocks come together! And kudos for getting that last block pulled together with the last little bit of fabric. :) Any idea how you're going to quilt it?

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  5. The HST blocks make a fabulous quilt top. You did a great job of spreading around the colours.

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  6. Great use of the HST's! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  7. Love how you have these arranged. I have both of December's blocks to do. Still recouping from holidays.

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  8. I like your choice for not adding a sashing. I also think you balanced out the colours beautifully. A great finish.

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  9. Came out great, Anja! You amaze me with all you accomplish! XO

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  10. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing with SEw Cute Tuesday :)

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  11. This quilt is a perfect example of why I do love HST's. There is just so much you can do with them. Congrats on your finish, Anja! It's been fun following along as you stitched up these blocks.

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  12. I've been following the Modern HST posts, and it's so fun to see all these blocks together. It looks great!

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