Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fresh Simply Retro

I am squeezing in some quilting time to join Jana in her last Simply Retro Quilt Along. This one is called Fresh. I pulled out my stash of fabrics from Sweetwater's three collections to use for this quilt. I used Hometown, Noteworthy and Sew Mama Sew. These collections blend together nicely.

I made these half square triangles an 1/8" larger so that I could trim it down to the right size. I have issues with sizing when I make half square triangles. Maybe it's the sewing machine ;-)
After all is trimmed and pressed, I laid them out to make sure I like the placement before I put the block together.

These are the lovely trimmings from the half square triangles.

I love how the block turned out. I am happy using different background fabrics. After all, I really need to use what I have in my stash. As I was working on this block, I was trying to decide on whether I should make one block and turn it into a table topper or make some more for a bed quilt. The final decision after I finished this one block was to make more for a bed quilt. I still have a lot of fabric left to make a large quilt.

 Update: OOPS!!! I just noticed a mistake on the first row. I'll have to fix it right away.

I am so glad I found the mistake before I put the quilt together. PHEW!!!
Here it is all fixed. My first row was upside down so I had to flip it right side up.

 I took these photos in my backyard just as the sun was getting brighter. That's all for today. Make sure to check out more Fresh quilts on Jana's blog.

Linking to the following:

Fresh Poppy Design


Melissa said...

I make my HSTs 1/8" bigger too for the exact same reason :) The block and your fabrics are just wonderful!

Terry said...

Your block looks great! My sewing machine has the same problem with HSTs! LOL

Unknown said...

very cute block. I always oversize my HST's. That way I don't have to worry about perfection in either sewing or pressing.

Missy Shay said...

I love your block, there are many times my husband notices my mistakes before I do, or I don't notice them until I take a photo! LOL

Sara said...

Such a crisp,beauty of a block!

Gooba Designs said...

Ahhh...I LOVE your fabric! I am a big Sweetwater fan. Great block.

Jana Machado said...

Nice block Kim! I'm so glad you're participating! I'd love to see when you have the quilt done! Keep going! It's lovely! I also like your pictures :)

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

Love this! It is so cool how the image just seems to pop out at you. I have been looking into trying some more holographic type of quilt designs...Thanks for the inspiration!
- Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful work and isn't it funny how mistakes will show up in photos! I like to trim my HSTs too. Thanks for sharing.
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