Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSTs - The ongoing saga...

My name is Jenn and I'm addicted to HSTs. And I fear my addiction is getting out of control.

Having so many projects finished from my Gotta Do/UFO list means I feel free to play around a bit. I cranked out some HSTs in one of my favourite colour pathways - teal & orange. Really, I just had to cut into some of those gems from the Stitch n' Post.

Ooh... snippets. Again, I am powerless to resist taking their picture. At least I'm not hoarding them in a jar. I've thought about it.
I've spent a good part of the last week giving the studio a really good tidy up. I'm rewarding myself by taping up a temporary design wall. All the cool kids have them already. I'm so behind the times.

It was so much fun playing with the layouts that I got a little carried away!

Layout 1: Square in a Square
Layout 2: Herringbone - I think my colour values might not be distinct enough to make this one work. Check out a better example.
Layout 3: Chevrons
 Layout 4: Asymmetrical radiating
Layout 5: Asymmetrical Check
So much fun! Reminds me of the good ole days when I made a tonne of log cabin quilts. Digital photography has really cut down the wait time on comparing layouts! Which do you like best? I make no guarantees of majority rule here. I'm just curious!



  1. #4, followed by #5

    I've got my squares cut out to make an HST quilt at next Q-squared day.

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    1. Guess you've been reading! Thanks for commenting, Tarah! The layout I ultimately decided on is very similar to Layout 1... you'll just have to wait and see!

  3. I like #5 but #1 would be my #1 if you did not have to squink so hard to see the squares.

    1. I don't know that squink is a word... but I agree that the contrast there might not be the best!

  4. Love HSTs too. I have now seen the final products, so I won't tell you what my favourite is, but I did pick up some ideas for my next HST adventure!


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