Thank you, everyone, for your birthday wishes. You perked me up so much I no longer mind being thirty-*mumblemumble* Thanks!
Secondly, if you’ve been watching the news you would have seen the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. It’s heartbreaking. If you can, please head over to the New Zealand Red Cross Earthquake Appeal and make a donation of any size. Thank you.
I have a finish to report. It’s not much, but you have to grab them when they happen! I don’t know why, but this thing seemed to take forever to finish.
For the uninitiated, HST stands for half-square triangles, which gives a hint as to how these blocks are made.
I quilted with the square blocks, but also some lines on the diagonal, and I really liked how it turned out. The lines made triangles across the piece – in both the taupe triangles:
And where the coloured triangles met:
The material is all from IKEA – a multicoloured duvet cover cut up for the colours and the taupe is a Dvala bed sheet. The binding was my favourite red on the duvet.
Before I sewed my HST blocks together I had some fun auditioning layouts on my design wall.
I’m thinking I might have to make something else in that cross shape, it does something for me.
Which design do you prefer?