Sunday, March 24, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon this quilt along that occurred in 2012 that I completely missed.
I wished that I would have found this last year, but to my defense I didn't even start blogging until May of last year, so I already would have been behind.
Anyways since I have started blogging, I have tried A LOT of new things and half square triangles is one of the "new things" that I have tried. I had spent a long time and I do mean a LONG time terrified of triangles. Until one day I bit the bullet and just gave them a try. Well needless to say, it turns out that half square triangle blocks are now my "favorite" block to make. Go figure right? I wish getting over "every fear" was that easy! Well this quilt is a sampler of 12 different blocks using the half square triangle block construction. Jenni, from the blog "In Color Order", created the tutorial for this block a month. You can find a picture of the quilt and the tutorial for it here.
I have decided that over the next several months, I am going to make my husband and I this quilt for our master bedroom. Pretty much all of my quilts have been gifts, so I haven't kept any for myself. Our master bedroom has been in need of a very serious re-do. Do all of your husbands have a crazy 5 year painting rule? My husband will only allow us to paint a room once every 5 years. Seriously! Talking about cramping my decorating style! Needless to say, he will be very happy to know that he doesn't even have to paint for this master bedroom redo because I actually found a fabric pallet that has the exact green color that I painted the walls. Talk about win win! The fabric pallet I chose was Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille.
You can purchase fat quarter bundles of it here at the Fat Quarter Shop. They are one of my favorite online fabric stores. They don't have a lot of yardage left of this collection because they used it in their most recent block of the month program, but they still do have some. I am pretty excited though because it also has red in it, which is my favorite color, and will bring some other colors to our bedroom to brighten it up because it is a "little" room. And I do mean a little room! I also think it will look great against my black furniture. Here is my very first block, the January block.
Isn't it just perfect! I think I will try and find a "gray" comforter that matches to go under it and just put this quilt as more of a "throw" at the end of the bed, so if anyone has any good ideas of where I can get one, please let me know. Something I can wash though because we do sleep with a little dog as well, which is why we won't be sleeping with the quilt directly!
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