Saturday, September 1, 2012

Red, Pink and Aqua Half Square Triangles

A recent finish. (I feel like I'm on a roll. Maybe because the kids are back in school?) This one is a baby quilt sample made for the shop where I used to work, American Quilting. I used the left over squares from this quilt to create a bunch of half-square triangle blocks.
This quilt includes a bunch of Aneela Hoey prints from her Sherbert Pips and Walk in the Woods collection.  I loved using the little blue bird print for the quilt backing and it looked even cuter when it came out of the wash soft and crinkled.  The bias binding is also from her recent A Walk in the Woods collection.
The quilt measures 40" x 40". Kits are available for this quilt at American Quilting in Orem, Utah.  The kits contain 64 6" squares and fabric for the bias binding and cost $40.  Back requires an additional 1 1/4 yard. The quilt is called Scooter Baby and can be ordered by calling 801-802-7841.

If you're looking for a similar pattern, you might want to check out this one by Amy Gibson. I love the versatility off half-square triangles!


17 comments:

  1. Todaty I went to my first "Beinners' Quilters Course" lesson. Perhaps one day I willl create something almost as wonderful as some of the quilts I see on your blog.
    Carol xx

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  2. It's soo pretty! Loving your fabric choices! :) xo Holly

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  3. It's beautiful, I love Aneela Hooey's fabrics and they are really soft!

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  4. So sweet! I'm just wondering if you could tell me if for a quilt like this, where you have red fabrics mixed with the lights, if you prewash the red so it doesn't bleed when you wash the finished quilt (including that red binding fabric). I'm always so unsure about that.

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    1. If you use high-quality fabrics from the independent fabric shops, you should be safe without pre-washing. I washed this and even accidentally left it wet in the washing machine over night and had no bleeding. If you're using cheaper fabrics, I would pre-wash my reds.

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  5. This is so darling! I love the color scheme -- perfection!

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  6. All my favorite colors!!! Very pretty.

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  7. Love this quilt! Love the colors, fabric, and half-square triangles!

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  8. Very sweet! Gives me some ideas for scraps left around waiting to be turned into something. Welcome back to sewing!

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  9. What a gorgeous quilt. The balance of colours is just right and I am a big fan of Aneela Hoey fabrics too.

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  10. Adorable quilt, that color combo is beautiful. I need to visit American quilting next time I visit my fam in slc, I haven't been to it.

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  11. This is so pretty. Love the colors.

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  12. Love the colors. Very bright but sweet at the same time.

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  13. I like this!! I have some of this sweet fabric line, and have been looking for the cute pattern!! Thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

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