Waiting In The Wings

Saturday, April 26, 2014

HSTeria Quilt Along

First post for HSTeria Quilt Along today kindly organised by Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber, I have started cutting my half square triangles and  have gone with 2" finished squares. Huge indecision on both fabrics and layout so I'm going with the idea of two quilts! Had a few Bali Pops by Hoffman and really wanted to make something with those, that limited me to the 2" finished size and not sure yet whether to go with Flying Geese format, nor whether  to keep to these sort of shades or add a little of something else, I will probably do to the latter and make it a real multi coloured quilt - what do you think?
I suddenly realised that these colours are quite similar to my choice of some of the fabrics used in my Midnight At The Oasis quilt which is still waiting for the final border.

I'm using my GO Value die to cut these and by folding the strips into three and by carefully laying them across the die  I'm getting the half square triangles above, 2" finished squares and rectangles which would measure 2"x4" finished all good for using  in a future project.

My intention  had originally been to go with KF, PJ and BM fabrics so during the next week in addition to sewing the triangles I need to think about a more complex design for my second HSTeria quilt and pull the fabrics for that one. Looks like the next few weeks will be pretty full as in addition to my quilting I have unbelievably been told that I have FIVE appointments booked at the hospital in May  for my follow ups - all for different parts of me!!

Here in New Zealand we caught the tail end of Cyclone Ita, the full force of which  caused enormous devastation for the people in the Islands in the Pacific who were smack bang in the middle of it all. We had some shocking weather but as I said this was the tail end for us. We drove down to the beach at the start of the bad weather

Pretty rough!

Link up time now with Vick and HSTeria participants
so go along and see what we all have planned!


Rosemary Dickinson said...
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Rosemary Dickinson said...

I really love the colors of your batiks! They're so pretty and vibrant! I would use them in a heart beat!

Sally T said...

Although a Storm at Sea quilt might be more fitting, an Ocean Waves quilt would make a great choice. And as usual, your colors are delicious!

Julierose said...

Love your color choices of batiks--HST's are very difficult for me--I tend to get very frustrated. Can't wait to see how yours come together...hugs, Julierose

Barb in Mi said...

Fabulous colors - and glad to hear you were not in the eye of the storm...

Janet said...

I had to check the link to see what HSteria meant. :) I have some half square triangle pieces - scraps left over from someone else's quilt, or possibly even several someone elses - that I am putting together into pinwheel blogs. Perhaps I link up with this quilt along sometime to show them off. I do love the colours that you have chosen to use.