I started off with some lovely , marshmallow soft colour fabrics. These half square triangle units were made from 5 inch squares of fabric. I paired a light and slightly darker square to make these half square triangle units.
Then I started to play around with layouts
I am sure that there are many more ways to use half square triangles. I decided on this design for the quilt. I am thrilled with the way it turned out.
Even the back is matched and really shows off the quilting design.
You don't need a pattern to follow when making a quilt like this. Just work out your dimensions, and get going filling the space with your half square triangle units. Put on a border to frame your quilt design. Arrange, rearrange, take a photo to check your colour balance , and then make final tweeks.There is great joy in designing a one off quilt in this way. It is liberating. I have used a soft , pastel colour way for this quilt, but just imagine how striking a black and white quilt would be, or a more saturated palette. Below is a quilt I made for my niece Laura last year.
Tomorrow I am teaching my Pikelets workshop at Cottage Quiltworks, with a wonderful group of ladies. I am looking forward to working with them. Their creativity and talent is inspirational.
Happy sewing, love Miriamx