I'm excitedly linking up with Try New Things Thursday hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting. I have never before made a quilt of all half square triangles. I'd made a few quilts that had HST in them but never a full one and so I was excited to conquer this new, to me, thing. Piecing the triangles was kind of monotonous but the rows went together really quickly. As of my post yesterday I only had 112 of my 280 squares sewn together. Twenty-eight of them were sewn into two rows. I worked on it through nap time and a little after the kids came home from school and I finished up the whole quilt! It was pretty impressive.
|Here's the completed quilt top. I just LOVE it! It went together so fast and the scrappy feel is just what I wanted. I'm typically not great at making scrappy but I put all the pieces in a big bag and tried not to look as I picked them out.|
Now comes the debate of how to quilt it. I'm totally at a loss and would appreciate help. I narrowed it down to two different choices...
|This is the first choice. I'd use this template with spray chalk to transfer it and then free-motion quilt it.|
|This is the other option. I found this quilt HERE at JAQS Studio. I love the way it looks and emphasizes the zigzag-ness of it all. It would be fairly easy to do with my walking foot.|