Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

WIP Wednesday: Lots of HSTs


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I spent yesterday making HSTs from aqua and gray fabrics for this baby quilt.  The solid is Kona Azure, until I ran out, so there are also patches of a tire track print in with it.  The grays include Fairy Frost and Mirror Dot.  They do lend a little glitz and sheen.  Oddly, what appears to be the very shiny parts of the zigzags is a gray and white “bubble” or dot print, a plain cotton that’s not shiny at all.

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Observant viewers will spot two turned patches, and numerous places where I need to redistribute the blocks so that the colors don’t clump.  I went though and fixed a lot, and left it to percolate overnight before I sew it together.  The design wall is so helpful for this, and so is a camera.  I just use my phone, and sometimes don’t even snap the picture.  Just looking at it on the little screen helps me see things.  Then I see more when I upload a photo to Twitter for the Twilters to check out.  If early quilters had had camera phones there wouldn’t be nearly so many “intentional” mistakes.

(Okay, Spellcheck, I didn’t expect you to know “Twilters”, we just made that up last month.  But “quilters”?  You thought I meant “quitters”???  C’mon!  Get with the program!)


I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

8 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Lots of HSTs

  1. Great use of that shiny fabric. I have some of it and kept wondering why I bought it.

  2. Awesome baby quilt! I can’t wait to see the finished top. I get the exact same thing. Layouts look totally different, or at least clearer, when seen through a lens. It can be very useful! Also, ‘twilters’ is excellent!

  3. This is too funky! Love love love it. 🙂

  4. Sweet! You’re moving right along and it looks great. I love the dot fabric even if it isn’t as shiny as it appears.

  5. I am on the point of trying out an HST quilt myself…Yours looks so amazing!

  6. That dot fabric does look shiny and I love it a lot! I think you’re good to go after turning those 2 patches :))

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