Let me first get apologies out of the way...these are rather miserable photos, even by ipad standards, since my guys have the camera with them, several hundred miles away! They look much better on the ipad!
Sharing with you this little pet of a quilt top today feels just like Show and Tell!
You may remember it was originally going to be a pincushion!
|I did get my pin cushion :)|
|making it personal...showing you my door ;)|
408 Half Square Triangles later.... :)
I fancy that the "column" element was loosely inspired by Jayne's Cool Waters quilt...it was much on my mind around the time. I did say "loosely"!
I needed to come up with a way to use these littles in a usable sized quilt, without having to make tiny hsts for the rest of my life! Thus, all the negative space and the columns, using alternating rectangles of white, and the occasional gray or lightest blue. Hopefully we toned down the "dizzying" effect of all those wee triangles!
When I had finished the larger column, I didn't think it had enough "umph" to stand on it's own in a lap sized quilt, so I made more HSTs, thinking I would place 3 random-ish strips with it...but then the strips didn't have enough "umph", either, so I put the three of them together in their own column.
|in fact, my whole back porch!|
(the sign on the window reads:"NO loaded firearms in the house!" yep, it is necessary!)
I also thought early on, that I would need some kind of color for the background...again with the "umph"...I thought all my littles would be swallowed up with more white.
Long story short, through a myriad of cross weave/cross hatch searches through a myriad of online shops...I happily came across* this sweet aqua cross hatch from Allison Harris' Oh Clementine collection! It is so perfect, and makes me so happy...it is a "tidy" little crosshatch, just perfect with my tidy little triangles :)
|each triangle unit measures a wee 2"x 3"|
I must revel here a bit...the layout of the bigger column? TOTALLY random!
I started pulling from my basket, and placing from the bottom right corner, across, then up, right to left as I went up! It was a bit surreal how much I enjoyed that bit...I did not rearrange one little unit, or peek as I went!
To my mind, the color groups flow up and together in a way I never could have intentionally come up with, I'm sure!
|the top finishes at approx. 50"x 65"|
So now we are waiting for yardages to arrive in shops...
*I found the cross hatch fabric @ another etsy shop, Warm Kitty Quilts :)
Of course I am linking up with Lorna and Let's Bee Social!
Also linking up, for the first time, with Beth@Cooking Up Quilts Main Crush Mondays!!!
This top definitely qualifies as my latest crush!!!