Secondly, if you've been watching the news you would have seen the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. Over 150 dead, the city centre in ruins and more damage/fatalities yet to be uncovered. 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.
Well, 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 forevvvvver 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 (thanks for the tip, Diana!) 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.
Hearts and Diamonds
Funky offset diamond
Cross - I'm having layout regret over this one, I think I should have made it.
Cross with heart. Bit lame, I know, but it was Valentine's Day.
I'm thinking I might have to make something else in that cross shape, it does something for me.
Which design do you prefer?