Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I have finally finished my HSTs...all 324 of them!


I've decided that I'm not going to be putting this on the back of my X-Plus quilt.  Instead, I'm going to be turning this into a baby quilt to donate to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.  Our local MQG is going to collect some quilts to take over and present to some special little patients.


I attached a border to frame out the HSTs.  This muted aqua color from my fabric stash seems to blend in well with all the blues/aquas/greens in the quilt.  I think this will be a perfect quilt for a little boy, don't you?


I've also come along on my EPP.  I'll be attaching the last three columns this week and then I'll start quilting it to some batting to create the front panel of a new sewing machine cover.  I'll be assembling this cover just like my other sewing machine cover.



The back panel is still being formulated in my mind.  I'll keep you posted on it.

Other things on my list for this week are piecing the back for the Quilt of Valor our local MQG is putting together and cutting the fabric for a baby quilt I'm making for a friend.  For the Quilt of Valor, each guild member made a few blocks for the quilt.  Katelyn over at Sing While Crafting assembled the quilt top.  I'm creating the back and will be basting it.  Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation will be quilting and binding it.  It's a wonderful group effort.

25 comments:

  1. My you are productive Janet with Two posts this week on Let's Bee Social - most impressive! What a delightful effect all those HSTs have together like that! Wonderful fabric palette too! Your quilt will bring much needed comfort.
    I admire anyone who has the patience to hand sew all those hexies. It is looking great so far!
    As an aside, for some reason the "Join this site" button is not working for me. I will try it again later though.

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  2. The HST quilt top is lovely. The teal border helps the colors pop from the LV contrasts. How big did the quilt top finish? Some little child is going to love this; what a beautiful donation quilt.

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  3. I love all those HST! And the colors and fabric choices are excellent. Those hexies are so pretty!

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  4. beautiful! on both accounts :)

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  5. All those HST's.......so pretty! I love the colors you used and the way they all work together so well. Simply gorgeous. This quilt will be much loved by a very lucky child.

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  6. HST turned our lovely. I like the border choice and it deserves to be a quilt on its own!

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  7. I love how the HST quilt turned out and it will be loved by a little for sure!

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  8. As a lover of blue (and this...cause if you change your mind...) I think a little girl will love it too!

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  9. Beautiful! I love everything you do! Do you live in Memphis? My daughter is a college student there and lives right beside Le Bonheur.

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  10. yes certainly should be the front of a quilt and will make a beauty for a little boy. Hexies looking good, much nicer than the cover that comes with a machine and so creative

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  11. Your HSTs are awesome and I can't wait to see your finished sewing machine cover!

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  12. That's a lot of HSTs! It looks awesome, especially with that aqua border.

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  13. That is a lovely HST quilt! Your choice of colors and patterns is terrific. It might be easy to get bored of HST quilts but when you see ones like yours, well its ALMOST enough for me to want to take on sewing and trimming all those squares! Wonderful job!!!

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  14. Nice fabric choice for you HSTs. I'm sure it'll make someone happy! Well done.

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  15. Really gorgeous HST quilt - lovely colours!

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  16. HST are such a great shape, bring such variety. And the border is spot on, seems its such a versatile colour, looks great.

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  17. I don't blame you one little bit... This will make a handsome baby quilt! How kind of you to donate it to some little special someone. Your hexi's look great, too!

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  18. What a wonderful use for your HSTs!! Both projects are great and it looks like you'll be busy with other projects soon.

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  19. I agree that your HSTs are far too nice to be on the back of something, and they make a perfect quilt for a baby boy.

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  20. I love these colors, and the border really frames the HSTs beautifully. You are a total HST ninja!

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  21. Oh, wow! I love the HST quilt. It is so fun to look at with all those different fabrics and the colors are to-die-for! way to go. You are really nice to donate it.

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  22. All of these quilts are looking superb. Thank you very much for sharing and I hope you will keep It continue.

    Gorgeous Tart Leilah Dress

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