There is just something about seeing a quilt all packaged up and ready to send to its new home. It makes me all giddy inside...anyone else feel the same way?
My friend is due to give birth to her first baby girl any day now so I had to take a break from my studies and make her a baby quilt. I have been inspired by all the heart and pixelated quilts I've seen around the blogosphere recently, so decided this was the perfect excuse to finally make one myself...only with my own twist.
We all know how much I love half square triangles and negative space so I decided to go with a pixelated heart using half square triangles in various shades of pinks and purples placed in the bottom right corner of the quilt.
I think it worked nicely.
I used Kona Berry, Cerise, Bubble Gum and Dusty Peach with some Bella Solid Magenta to make the pixelated heart. The background is Robert Kaufman Natural linen - I love the feel and look of the linen. This was my first time using linen and it was a bit of a pain to cut and such since it stretched a lot, but it was worth it. The backing is some pink I had in my stash (love when that happens!) I quilted it in an all over stippling pattern using lavender thread. My favorite part is where I added some of each of the colors from the heart into the binding.
One day I decided it has certainly been too long since I've spent some quality time with my sewing machine.
My homework was completed and I had a few hours to spare. What to sew I asked myself?
While sitting in my studio my eyes fell upon this lovely stack of pinks and purples.
An idea began to form and I decided to cut them into a bunch of squares.
But I couldn't stop there and decided to make them into a bunch of half square triangles instead.
I forgot that half square triangles require a lot of trimming. Especially 127 half square triangles.
But then I began to piece them together.
And that made me happy.