Diagonal School Days by Mouseinmypocket

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Diagonal hst quilt
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-06-14T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-02-16T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is an HST quilt I made using a School Days by American Jane charm pack and some leftover blue stash fabric. 
 
I started by making all of the HST blocks, and then I laid them out on a sheet until I got the look I wanted.  The HST section was then bordered with some of the blue fabric, and I also added another border using the fabric I plan to use for backing (School Days Dot-to-Dot in Manilla).  I'll do a 1/4-inch binding in the blue once the quilting is done... but first I have to quilt it.  I'm thinking I want to quilt it by following the dot-to-dot patterns on the back.

**Update 10/03/2012**
My mother-in-law volunteered to quilt my School Days quilt for me, which is super exciting.  I got a chance to talk to her yesterday and she told me she's already quilted a few of the designs on the dot-to-dot pattern.  Can't wait to see it finished!

**Update 02/17/2013**
I'm so excited!  This quilt is officially finished.  My MIL brought it back to me last night, with some amazing hand quilting.  I got the binding put on, and took it out to take a few photos this morning.  I'd love to know what you think.

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Comments

True

Love fabric and love quilting idea!

Caribousmom

Love American Jane - and this is a great use of that fabric!!!

Mouseinmypocket

Thanks! I loved all the prints, so I just bought a charm pack. This would have been really great as a larger layer cake too though - I just didn't want to spend the $40 on it. I'm cheap like that... mostly because I'm trying to use up my stash. I did have to buy backing - but we won't tell my husband about that.

Terryt1955

Very cute quilt! Hahah about not telling your husband about the backing fabric. I hide mine in the car and bring it in after he has fallen asleep! It's not so much the money as it is bringing home MORE fabric. "But honey, if I don't get it now it will be gone or worse yet, out of print".

Mouseinmypocket

I've been trying to use up my stash, so it's hard for him to understand purchasing more fabric to finish a quilt.

Mouseinmypocket

I understand that. That's how I end up with the charm pack for this project.

Quilt455

I think that we all become quilts because of our love of fabric. Hmm, maybe we should have an "intervention" at the quilt store for us who buy more fabric then we need. I do not think there is a shop big enough. I love your use of the fabric in this one.

Mouseinmypocket

Thanks Quilt455! But, I don't think any fabric shop owner would really want to stage interventions. How would they make any $?

Janquilter

I love the incredible versatility of HST's. The sewing is so easy and then you can play with the design until you find one you love. This is so dramatic with the diagonal lines...I love it.

Jennifleur

It's so sweet. smile

AllPatchedUp

I too love HSTs for their pattern versatility. You're quilt looks awesome and how nice that your MIL offered to quilt it for you! :)

True

Ok that's going to be so cool that the quilting will include the dot to dot images!

Mouseinmypocket

True I'm pretty excited about it. I haven't seen any of it yet, but I'm sure it will be lovely when my mother-in-law is done with it. :)

Dzirin

This is really cute.

Valentinegirl

Your quilt designs really make the most of the feature fabric by surrounding them with a darker, more neutral fabric. Very clever idea!

Mouseinmypocket

Valentinegirl Thanks! I'm just glad to have such great fabrics to work with.

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