A New Work in Progress

I purchased fat quarter bundles of Katarina Rocella’s gorgeous Imprint collection in both colorways about a year ago not knowing what I was going to make with them and recently decided to use this fabric in a half-square triangle (HST) lap quilt for my great-niece, Rachel, who will be turning 18 and graduating from high school in June.


I’ve been very drawn to some of the random HST quilts I’ve seen on Pinterest like the ones made by the fabulous Libs Elliott who uses code to generate quilt designs. I will be using a much less sophisticated method of combining fabrics for this HST quilt. I have cut 144 six-inch squares from the 20 fat quarters (at least 7 from each), and I will blindly pick out two squares at a time to sew together out of a bin once I mix the squares up really well, not worrying about combining a light print with a medium or dark print. My only rule will be to not sew two of the same fabrics together, although a few interspersed squares might add some interest.

The quilt will be 12 five-inch finished squares across by 12 five-inch finished squares down. I hope to have all my HSTs made by the end of this month.

Linking up to My Quilt Infatuation: Needle and Thread Thursday.

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5 Responses to A New Work in Progress

  1. This will be interesting to watch as you make your HST and I can’t wait to see the results.


  2. That sounds like a wonderful gift, and I love the “grab bag” pairing technique. I hope you have fun putting together the HSTs this month.


  3. Helen says:

    This sounds very interesting and a great quilt . I have a vested interest as I’m starting a half square triangle quilt too. Each hst is cotton and steel and teamed with varying shades of grey. I was wondering just how random to make the placement . My gut tells me totally random like yourself.


  4. Sarah Goer says:

    I love your plan for randomizing your blocks.


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