January 23, 2015

Custom Twin Size HST Quilt {Finished!}

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This quilt is one of my Quarter 1 Goals for the 2015 Finish Along.  HERE is my original post.

It's HST ♥♥♥ at my house today!  Finished up is a custom order twin half-square triangle quilt.  I have wanted to make a 100% HST quilt for a long time, and this custom order nudged me over the edge to do it!  
I used this method to create 8 half-square triangles at a time.  I'm finding this is a really efficient method, and as long as I pin generously and sew very carefully, the HSTs don't need trimmed other than dog ears - a major time-saver.  I trimmed ZERO of the 264 HSTs in this quilt!   {NO KIDDING!}
Perfectly adorable to the tip of her corners!
My customer chose the backing to match her favorite pink fabric in the quilt top. I used my Moda Bella color chart to match it perfectly.  A row of HSTs were used in a strip across the back for a nice touch.
The binding is the same solid pink as the backing for a nice finishing touch. 
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Half-square triangles
  • Size:  Twin 67" x 88" after washing; 70" x 91" before washing.  Shrinkage 3" each direction.
  • Quilt Top Fabric:  Customer-supplied prints with Kona White.
  • Batting:  80/20 cotton/poly, thin.
  • Backing:  Moda Bella Pink with one row of HSTs.
  • Quilting:  Allover meandering in white thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Double fold, attached by machine in Moda Bella Pink.
  • Value:  Absolutely adorable!
This quilt is a custom order in my Etsy shop, Busy Hands Quilts.

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Kathy S. said...

Awesome when you don't have to trim anything. Whohoo!!! Can't go wrong with HST or churn dash blocks -- ever! Just beautiful, Myra!

Anonymous said...

I linked from LAFF. That's a beautiful, bright quilt! I might try that hst method next time I need lots. Thanks for the link!

Patchwork Polly said...

Very pretty quilt - thanks for the link - have pinned it :)

Lynette said...

There are some really fun fabrics in there! I absolutely *adore* my Bella and Kona solids cards! You can always find just the perfect shade with them, and I've never yet been unable to find somebody somewhere online selling the color I need. Nice finish here. :)

MegsAnn said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm impressed that you got it done without trimming. I've got an accurate seam and cutting down pat... but always seem to press my HST's out of shape. So I'm still with the method of making them bigger and trimming down. Again, well done! www.quiltartbymegan.com

Sew Stitching Cute said...

That shade of pink back is gorgeous with all of the HST! I LOVE HST (who doesn't) and have only found that only when I "press" instead of "iron" do my points and overall measurement accuracy happen; otherwise I don't think any process works for me as I have tried them all. Ack! This is beautiful though and yet so simple! Sometimes the simplest of things are the best of things!

gibbygoo56 said...

I adore it. Its beautiful!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Super sweet!