Sunday, February 11, 2018

Friedlander HSTs...A Finish!

Number 3 on my Q1 Finish Along list!
 Quilting and binding this one up was such a happy way to spend several snow days!
 I was so excited to have it finished with some daylight left, I managed to pry my #1 Quilt Holder out of the cozy house and out into the subzero yard for a couple of quick pics!
 Thank you Nash! You're the best!

This wonderfully simple HST quilt began in October of 2016 and you may read about that here!
Suffice it to say, it is charm pack friendly!
For the quilting, I had some wonderful Sulky variegated threads squirreled away just for this quilt!
I have always aspired to making an HST quilt just like this...rows, loosely grouped by color and fancy, quilted on either side of each seam line!
I really couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out!
For the second time ever, I machine bound a quilt!
My thread matched the binding perfectly, which put me over the trepidation threshold!
 I also used a pack of Post-Its as a guide, and it made all the difference in terms of keeping my stitching straight!
Did I mention that I am super pleased with this one?
Doe/Carkai HST Quilt
47" x 67"

There are still plenty of snow days ahead...what is next on that list?!

9 comments:

Miss Alissa said...

Half Square triangles so simple and yet so versatile! I love it! The quiltng is fun:)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love everything---the half-square triangles, the simple straight line quilting, and the snow. I am already pondering one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sherrill said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!! The backgrounds with Nash holding are stunning (good job Nash!) and the quilt is gorgeous. I might need to attempt something like that someday.

Robby H. said...

I think you're rightly pleased. There's something about simple repetitive shapes that are soothing and yet leave room for variation like your color chains. Just lovely.

Nicole said...

Really great. Random but cohesive. Yay you for finishing it off!

Bernie Kringel said...

Simplicity at it's best. Lovely quilt Sarah.
How did you utilize the post-it notes? I am curious because that machine binding is spot on.

Preeti said...

It is a beautiful quilt and Nash is a keeper. Hope you two have a lovely Valentine's Day.

Christine S said...

I really love this too! Simple HST’s make a great quilt. My second favorite next to plain old patchwork squares!

CapitolaQuilter said...

HST very gets old. Really beautiful finish. On behalf of all our hosts congratulations and thank you for joining in the Finish-A-Long!