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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Quilt #14 is started

So I finally decided to cut into my first fat quarter bundle.  I bought this last winter and decided I was brave enough to open it up and pull out some fabric for my next quilt.

It is Kate Spain, Canyon.


I love HSTs and had been looking at a pattern that did something more than just line up the HSTs.  I decided on The Summertime Herringbone Quilt by Michael Ann Made.



The pattern calls for 6 1/2 yards, so I did 12 fatquarters.  Here are the ones I picked





Now that I have them all trimmed I started to layout the top.  Of course, I had to try out straight up HSTs, as well as a few other patterns.

#1 Straight up HSTS

#2 Diamond HSTs

#3 Chevron HSTs


Not sure which I like best.  I'm going to think on it for a day or so, than go for it.

If you have a preference, let me know.  Thanks!













































14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm sure you will love whichever one you choose!

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  2. One of my favorite fabric lines! Your blocks are gorgeous regardless of layout! :)

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    1. Thanks Laurel. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  3. i lurve those chevrons!!!

    just thinking about untying the twill tape or ribbon on a fat quarter bundle makes me gasp for air - you're very, very brave...

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    1. Thanks Dianne. I am doing the chevron, but am running into issues with the machine sewing through so many layers, it goes off the 1/4" seam. So need to work out that detail.

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  4. This fabric is gorgeous! I think I like the diamond layout best :)

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    1. The diamond ended up being my second choice. Maybe for the next group of fabric out of this Canyon Bundle.

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  5. I like the Chevrons best. Love the fabrics. Blessings, gretchen

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    1. Thanks Gretchen. Working on the Chevron pattern now. Just having a bump in progress as I try to figure out how to smoothly piece together the rows. Having a slight machine issue, it doesn't want to go over all the seams.

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  6. Chevrons first and diamonds second. Have fun!

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  7. Thanks Bev. Those were my choices too.

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  8. If my math is right you will actually need 26 fat quarters for 6.5 yards. Unless your other 3.5 yards is the write background.

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    1. Thanks Heather, you are right my other fabric is the white background.

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