June ‘18 OMG

My June ‘18 One Monthly Goal is again a two-parter. A couple weeks ago I started making half-square triangles for my version of Freshly Pieced’ Fire Whirl Quilt. I love Lee’s original scrappy version but decided to use solids for the violet and turquoise/teal whirls and some orange diamonds for extra pop. I really enjoy designing directly on my design board, and for this quilt, I cut a lot of 2 1/2” squares and then sliced them diagonally to create my design triangles to see what a small segment of the quilt will look like. My stepdaughter and her girlfriend are getting married next year, and as I’m making this quilt as a wedding gift for them, I’m calling it Wedding Whirl. My plan is to finish making all of the 768 HSTs this month. I don’t know how many I already have, but I’m probably close to halfway done.


The other part of this monthly goal is to make a 15” x 24” paper-pieced butterfly using Lillyella’s Take Wing pattern that will be the feature butterfly in a quilt for my best friend. I will also be making some of Lillyella’s Charm butterflies in the next couple months, but they are not part of my June ‘18 monthly goal.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: June ‘18 OMG.

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16 Responses to June ‘18 OMG

  1. What beautiful colors for the Wedding Whirl quilt!


  2. Rebecca Grace says:

    Ooh, I love your HST Wedding Whirl quilt! Now you’re tempting me to make a HST quilt of my own, not even 5 minutes after I resolved to work on current projects before starting new ones this month… LOL!

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  3. Lisa says:

    Oh my gosh, this is going to be beautiful. The light turquoise and the orange sections of this quilt emit so much light . They are going to love this quilt.

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  4. rl2b2017 says:

    WOWEEEEEEEE – 768 HSTs. That is a lofty, lofty goal but one you can easily do. When there are that many HSTs needed, I’d rather not know until I’m really close to having them all complete. This is going to be a BEAUTIFUL wedding gift. My goodness, the colors are just gorgeous – so rich and jewel-like. They will adore it, and I can’t wait to watch it all come together. Happy Sunday! ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. patty says:

    Love that! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!


  6. Diane says:

    very nice HST top


  7. Sarah Goer says:

    That’s a LOT of HSTs. It’s a beautiful palette and I look forward to seeing the quilt develop. Congratulations to the happy couple! The Take Wing pattern is beautiful. That will be a fun one to work on.


  8. Barbara Neiwert says:

    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!


  9. helen says:

    that’s a lot of HST! Mind you if you are over half way there, then you are into the home stretch. This will be a great wedding gift, being prone to making wedding quilts myself!


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