A few months ago I joined up with Kati's (From the Blue Chair) Color Wheel Charm Swap. I didn't have any plans for the fabrics, but I loved the idea of getting a whole rainbow of different fabrics.
Then at a PMQG meeting, Anna brought in this quilt and I fell in love with it! She was inspired by this Red Pepper Quilts HST Overload quilt.
Now I don't know if there is a difference officially between Half Square Triangles and Quarter Square triangles, but I made mine with what I've been taught are Quarter Square Triangles (hence the name). You simply sew around the four edges of two charms and then cut an "x" through them. Then you have 4 triangles from the square, each a quarter of the square. Clear as mud right?
I knew these fabrics would be perfect for that kind of values quilt and here is what I came up with.
It's a lot smaller than Anna and Rita's version since I used 5" squares to start with, but I think it would make a fun baby/kid quilt.
Some of the fun fabrics.
I wound up using the raspberry that I had contemplated for dresden sashing and decided against. I think it works much better on this quilt. The brightness would have been too much for the dresdens.
The backing is all stash - yay! And the quilting is straight line. One thing I would change if I did this again is I would press the seams open. I normally don't do that (I hate steam burning my fingers!). But I wound up with some lumpy intersections which made the quilting a little wobbly. It's nothing a good wash and fluff won't fix, but was a little frustrating in the process.
Pattern: Inspiration here
Fabrics: Rainbow Charm Swap collection
Quilted by: Myself
linking to Summer Sewing at Ellison Lane Quilts.