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An autumn half square triangle quilt

by Clare Mansell
Autumn half square triangle quilt

My quilt turnover may be a little slow at the moment, but it hasn’t stopped entirely. Whilst I had a five week break from university work over September I made this quilt for my mum. You wouldn’t believe it, but we still haven’t reached quilt saturation point in my family. It doesn’t seem to matter how many I make, there’s always a need for another!

This one is going on their new sofa to protect it from a rather indulged Border Terrier called Bullitt. The squares are 5 inches when cut and 4 inches finished. It’s 14 squares by 14 squares so 56 inches long and wide. I think I counted up that I used 9 fabrics in total. A bunch of Kona solids with four patterned fabrics mixed in.

I had a bit of a wadding disaster when making this. Once again I have faffed and not got round to buying a replacement bolt of my usual Cotton wadding, so I went to the Eternal Maker and due to a bit of confusion over widths, I swapped the wadding I was going to buy whilst I was standing at the till and then bought some of their Eco wadding which I personally find is a little uneven in its thickness. To cut a very long story short, I then ended up doubling up the wadding which made it a little thicker than I would have liked. Moral to this story? Just order the bolt of wadding!!!

The backing fabric is from Ikea. I have seen this fabric used by lots of people as a quilt backing, but it’s actually the first time I’ve used it and despite the fact it doesn’t match any of the colours on the top (I’m a bit obsessive like that) I love it!

It’s also got me wondering about doing a black and white quilt, or perhaps a black and white quilt with a few bits of bold colour (teal? yellow?)

This is the fourth half square triangle quilt I have made this year, I need a change for my next quilt! But before that I’ll be catching up with my bee blocks and then a little later in the week I’ll tell you about a great collaborative craft project I’m taking part in with eight fellow creative bloggers. More on that in the next few days…

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Jeanette October 15, 2014 - 12:47 am

Beautiful-love that shade of yellow.

mumasu October 15, 2014 - 5:30 am

What a bright cheerful quilt, I love it 🙂

Susanna Di Milo October 15, 2014 - 8:03 am

What a lovely bright quilt! I think the backing colour works perfectly, its so cheerful I hope the little doggie appreciates it!

Patti October 15, 2014 - 10:12 am

Love it. What fabric did you use for the backing please? Love your blog too thanks for sharing.

Clare Mansell October 15, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Hi Patti

The fabric is from Ikea. Not sure if it has a name!


Carole @ From My Carolina Home October 15, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Bullitt should be very happy.

Stacey October 15, 2014 - 1:45 pm

So cute – love the colours.

Kat October 15, 2014 - 4:41 pm

So pretty! I love the colors. And the back matches perfectly!

Melanie October 15, 2014 - 11:32 pm

ooohhhh, this quilt looks so great! And I love the Ikea fabric. Have not really noticed it. Have to change that and go have a shopping spree 🙂 btw: The photos are great, too. (visiting from WIP Wednesday)


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