After what seems like a long time, I finally finished the DHG quilt. It is 64″ x 80″, and will go the Quilts of Valor after I get a pillowcase made.
I feel like one of those recipe blog commentors we’ve been parodying lately. I made this quilt just like the tutorial at Missouri Star Quilt Company, except I didn’t use a layer cake. Also, I don’t like their method for making the HSTs, because they’re stretchy on the bias, so I made my own using 6 1/2″ squares. This caused everything to be a different size. Then, I completely changed the layout of the blocks. But otherwise it’s just the same as theirs!
In general, these blocks were fun to make, but 48 was too many. I should have made fewer and used borders. Their sew-around-the-edge method was much faster than my diagonal stitching method, so use it if the wonkiness doesn’t bother you. My top was nice and flat, though, unlike my Disappearing Pinwheel.
I had ideas for free-motioning over each block, but I couldn’t figure out how to make a design work without a lot of marking, and I wasn’t up for that. So I used all straight lines, mostly with the walking foot. I wasn’t too pleased with look while it was in progress, but after washing and drying, it’s fine. I used Superior’s Bottom Line, white on top, dark gray on the bottom.
I like all the white (Snow, actually). It seems fresh and light. And it’s finished!
What have you finished this week? I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
September 19, 2014 at 8:01 PM
I always try to avoid marking – I just do not find it fun! Wonderful quilt for Quilts of Valor.
September 19, 2014 at 8:57 PM
I think it looks gorgeous, I like the simple straight line quilting. And since it will go to donation the muggkes would not know the time-consuming free motion quilting anyways! I love your approach about the changes you made, it made me giggle :)))
September 20, 2014 at 4:21 AM
I really agree about the marking! It is the most boring part of the whole process of quilting! Love your quilt, you’ve done a great job!
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