Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Festival of Half Square Triangles

Today I'm entering this quilt in the Festival of Half Square Triangles!


It measures to be a 40 x 40 square.   I really wanted to have it all quilted up for the festival and planned on doing an overall design on it, knowing that's all I would have time for this week.....but once I sewed all my blocks together, I saw the possibilities for some REALLY fun quilting and didn't have it in me to just do an overall on it....so the quilting will have to wait ;o(


The "orange/white half square triangles" were done up quite a while ago....almost 2 yrs ago and when I saw that Megan @ Canoe Ridge Creations was putting this festival on I knew I wanted to do up something with these "orange/white half square triangles".

Since making these, I have been busy designing the Quick Curve Ruler and Patterns to go with and so it was a no brainer to add some curves  mixed in with the "orange/white half square triangles".

Now, imagine taking that center block and doing up a bunch of those in a quilt, creating a whole bunch of circles mixed with some curvy triangles....YUM!!  FYI: Future Pattern

Okay...now here's where the fun comes:

I didn't even get close to using up all my "orange/white half square triangles" as you can see here:


I haven't counted them...but there are definitely a bunch in this bowl, enough to use them in a quilt.  So when that time comes for me to quilt my quilt up, I will be giving away these yummy hst's! 

Be sure to check out the other quilts in the festival....there are so many great ones and I'm sure you'll be inspired to do up a half square triangle quilt yourself!


...maybe you could even enter you quilt in the festival, there are some pretty great prizes!!  Last day to link up is Sunday!

Have a great and happy day.....I must get to some longarming!

~Jenny~

39 comments:

Judi said...

So glad you didn't do an allover on that beauty! It is soooo dang cute! Love everything about it!

Rosa said...

Another awesome block.Well done!

Aunt 'Reen said...

This quilt pattern turned out gorgeous! I love the design as well as the fabrics!

Kiera Vanella said...

Stunning....I'm loving it!!

Lesly said...

I am breathless and speechless! It is stunning!!!!

Lisa D. said...

That is gorgeous, Jenny! Is it a pattern? Because I would buy it in a second!

Donna said...

Looks like tulips. So pretty! I'm very excited for my ruler - it's on it's way to me... Maybe I'll have to make some tulips for myself. :-)

Jenelle said...

This is gorgeous! I was hoping you would be entering it into the festival. :)

Karin said...

Donna saw the tulips too! It's awesome Jenny!

Kasia said...

Of course, looove this... I think I also recently saw orange and white hst' in a Denise Schmidt book and love the combo but I really love the addition of your block, makes for so much more an interesting design. I really love how this ruler, or how you're making this ruler have so many possibilities! So many times you buy a gadget ( and I love gadgets as much as the next girl) and you use it once and poof, gone, but I see myself doing much with this one....as soon as I get the hang of it!

Esther said...

I love this! And, I am so happy you chose not to do an all over design. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it. I am always impressed with your quilting.

Melissa P said...

that half square triangle block is amazing! I love it!

Becky M said...

That is so awesome! I love your desin sense. I love everything you post up here! This is phenomenal and I can't wait to see how you quilt it!

**nicke... said...

lots of very dirty words ran through my mind when i saw this! good dirty words, like holy___ you have to be _____ kidding me.. this is ____ amazing!!!! jenny! you are amazing and very very very talented. xoxoxo love this love you love this ruler!

Leanne said...

This is stunning!

Sharon S said...

Holy HST Jenny!!!! I screamed out loud as soon as I saw this. I am a BIG orange fan. I like mine with some hot pink. Takes me back to the 70's. A fun time in my life!

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Lynn said...

This one deserves much more than an all over - good call to wait! It is a stunning quilt!

Teresa Silva said...

Jenny...I love how the center blocks almost make a tulip pattern or flower. I love it! Can't wait for the pattern.

heartsease54 said...

This is just gorgeous Jenny, can't wait to see what you do for the quilting.

Tamie said...

Love what you have done and love, love that you used orange and white. I'll be watching for the chance to win your extras

Kim S said...

Love it... good choice to do more than edge to edge. It singing out for something really fun!

Crickets Corner said...

Love this so much I've been back to look at it at least five times. Please tell me you will be doing a pattern for it.

Danielle Hudson said...

That is amazing! It has a very celestial feel to it!

Kate said...

Wow! Gorgeous stuff!

Tammy said...

Oh, I can't wait for this pattern. Love, love, love the center with the hsts surrounding it!

jojo said...

Love it!

iluvmybugs said...

This is beautiful...love the color orange!!!
~Terry~

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love love love the orange...it is my middle daughters favorite color! i might have to copy you!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

-this pattern is absolutely fantastic!! Normaly orange is not my color, but I do love this top, simply teriffic ☺

Kristi said...

It looks like sunshine and happiness!

Melissa said...

I've been out of town and I'm just now catching up, your quilt is stunning! Wow!

Marg said...

It's gorgeous, love the orange, stunning.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!!!!! The colours , the layout, everything!! Brilliant!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this quilt!!!!! The colours , the layout, everything!! Brilliant!!

LeslieUnfinished said...

Fantastic!

Karen said...

Just super! I love the mix of the triangles and the curves. I have been enjoying seeing what other quilters have been designing with your ruler. I bet it feels very cool.

Ethne said...

WOW love it - when I'm able to sew again I might seriously consider ripping out some of my Ocean Wave blocks and playing around like this - brilliant

Mama Pea said...

What a cool, cool quilt/block. It's AWESOME! I love it.