Saturday, January 29, 2011

HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES, ETC.

I made 120 half square triangles (HSTs) for this little quilt.  They finished at 1 1/4" square and the quilt measures 13" x 15 1/4".  I lost my directions for the number of rows and haven't been able to find them - they were from the Jo Morton class.  In the first picture I have all the HSTs lined up and started piecing them row by row while keeping them lined up.
Here it is all pieced together.
It's quilted and bound.
Back view.
This week's Civil war block - Kansas Troubles.  This is an actual block made into a quilt in Kansas in 1850.  See this blog for some history as well as directions for each weekly block.
I quilted this baby quilt which will be donated to the children's hospital in Dallas (through my quilting guild).

We've started to plan our next trip, which will be later in March/early April - back to see the grandbabies!

14 comments:

Christine said...

Wowsers those are some little HSTs! Beautifully done! Love the quilting job!

~Joan said...

All just lovely. How did you quilt the baby quilt? Free motion? Stencil? It's so nicely done.

Debra said...

beautiful work....i am sure i would be climbing the wall if i attempted this one..!

---"Love" said...

So much beautiful quilting! I don't know how you get so much done, day after day! ---"Love"

Katie said...

Have you been hanging out with Ann and her teeny pieces? The quilt is great and I love how you quilted it. So simple, but effective. And the baby quilt is adorable and that quilting...wow! I've got some work to do to catch up to that!

Lori said...

What a wonderful quilt made from the simple hst! Great job!
I love the colors you chose for the Kansas trouble block.

Beautiful quilting, as usual!

seventhsister26 said...

I love little quilts like that;) I like the machine quilting you are doing on the charity quilt;)
Happy Quilting!!

Karen said...

I like the color combo you used in the triangle blocks.

Joanne said...

The little HST quilt looks great!♥

canuckquilter said...

Wow! That's a lot of tiny HST's and look at all those points! It's a lovely little quilt. The quilting on the baby quilt is beautiful.

Beth said...

All those perfect little HSTs, such a cute little quilt.
Love the baby quilt too.

Liriopia said...

Beautiful work! I really like the Kansas Star.

Liri

Barb said...

wow....love both blankets and that block...

What a happy quilt to donate.

Maureen said...

I made some of these HST using bonus triangles and plan to do the same setting. Simple, but so striking. Yours looks great and I love how you quilted it and the baby quilt. I like this Kansas Troubles block - maybe it will get me back to the CW BOTW. Enjoying your music.