I’ve been wanting to work on my quilting skills this year. I will confess that I can sometimes not be a super careful sewist. But with quilting, there’s not a lot of room for that. You want all those points and corners to line up apparently. :)
So when I was at Snap Conference last month, I jumped at the chance to take the Quilted Pillow class from the Simple Simon and Company girls. I wasn’t able to complete the pillow in class, but I finished it up last weekend and I just love how it turned out!
I had never made a half square triangle (HST) project before but I’m kind of addicted now! If you’re not familiar with them, you basically make a square with two half triangles. You can find out all the details at this fabulous tutorial over at Simple Simon. The cool thing about them is you can get so many different looks by just moving around the triangles. It’s so fun!
I used straight line quilting on the front and a vintage sheet for the back. I did an envelope back so I could wash it – especially since Kato thinks I made it just for him.
He looks kind of territorial here doesn’t he??
I know this isn’t going to be my last half-square triangle project – I’m thinking a quilt next! Have you ever made a project with them??