Designing as I go - an HST quilt in the making - Craftalife.com

Work in Progress, Designing as I Go…

Designing as I go - an HST quilt in the making - Craftalife.comI had a bunch of charm squares of the Comma fabric line by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic, plus some solids, so I’m putting them together into…..something. Designing as I go. These fabrics are really outside my comfort zone, plus I’ve not done half square triangles before.

So the picture shows how far I’ve gotten. Some are finished, some need to be trimmed, some aren’t even cut in half yet. There are about 200 all told, at 4 1/2 inches.  Sometimes I plan things out in advance, sometimes projects just evolve.  It will be exciting to start putting them on the design wall and play around with it. Do you plan or just wing it?

Paint Box Quilt Block from Elizabeth Hartman - Craftalife.com

Progress on my king quilt

Paint Box Quilt Block from Elizabeth Hartman - Craftalife.comI’ve made slow progress on my king size quilt project. This one is for our bed. I’ve never done anything this big. So 12 of 16 block sets are complete. Don’t they look yummy! The block design is a slightly modified Paint Box block from Elizabeth Hartman. Soon I’ll need to decide on the sashing and borders.