With the Mod Pod quilt now finished (and in the tumble drier as we speak) I can move on to something new. I could finish the quilt for my friend Rose, but the thrill of starting something new won me over, and I've started a quilt for the siblings together project. A few weeks ago, I bought a layer cake of Aneela Hooey's Little Apples from Katy, who was having a bit of a stash clear out.
I thought this would be perfect for a quilt for this project, if I could find a nice simple pattern that would be quick, but show the fabric off to it's best. Hadley pointed me in the direction of this tutorial, a simple way of sewing Half Square Triangles from a layer cake.
In a very short space of time I had paired them up int light and dark, sewn around the edges, cut them into 4 and pressed them all. Simples. The only criticism I have is that the layer cake was not particularly well cut. The squares were't all 10 inches and they weren't all cut squarely, which means I'm going to have to square up all of those HSTs. But that's a job for another day.
Today I'm doing the nice stuff! I started to play with the layout. I know many of you are familiar with this, but it is the first time I've tried this and it is great fun. And is so easy with my design wall!
Firstly I tried the layout I originally intended.
Then I tried my favourites, pinwheels
Yep, this is an improvement.
Now for a zig sag - which I've never tried before
And finally, I don't know what you call this layout
The only thing is, I don't know if I've got the right number of each colour combination. If I'm not careful the last row/round will be mix n match!
What would you do?