October 5, 2015

modern half square triangle baby boy quilt

I made this one in early 2015...baby number two (a boy) for some buddies (baby numero uno was the recipient of one of my favorites, the turquoise and peach circles quilt). The mama is drawn to a modern, clean aesthetic, so I went all solid for the fabric choice.

I'd pinned a few solid half-square triangle quilts (and looked to my quilting buddy Lana who was on a HST kick) as inspiration and went to work. I pulled all the colors (and remnants) from my stash - as you can see, shades of aqua, blue, and grey - and regular kona white for the rest.

I started out with 4 1/2" squares to make the HST's and trimmed each piece down to 4". Realizing how many blocks I'd have to make to fill up a quilt, I used some solid squares. I completely randomized the placement - I like all the different shapes that pop out! 11 blocks across and 13 blocks down, it finished out at approx. 38.5" x 45.5".
in progress
quilt top complete!
here's the back
For the back, I used a single piece of fabric from carolyn friedlander's doe collection. I quilted along one of the diagonals, which meant some ditch-stitching. and used white for the binding.

Welcome, baby Julian!