Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Half Squared and Happy

I finished a baby quilt today....
and I'm pleased to say I used up ALL the little half square triangles
that someone else had bagged up and given away!

They were all face to face....
ready to be stitched together!!!

I used EVERY single one
and then when I ran out....
I added that polka dot strip to the outside border.
;)

This is a bright and HAPPY quilt
and those little half square triangles are
HAPPY to be out of that little plastic bag!!

I love the way some of the half square triangles are bright with WHITE
and some are bright with bright!!
The MIX is what makes me smile.


Isn't this backing fabric wonderful?
Of course there wasn't QUITE enough...
so I added some polka dots.
There's ALWAYS a good reason to add POLKA DOTS!!!

I'm pleased to offer a giveaway today.
My pattern for "cabin in the woods" is in the new 
(dec/jan 2016 issue)
and I received an extra copy for YOU!!!
Just leave a comment and I'll have my youngest 
choose a number for the drawing.
(Deadline will be Friday, Nov. 6)

Anyone making a CHRISTMAS quilt this year????

41 comments:

  1. That turned out perfectly, Beth, and I love the polka dots you added. Some baby is going to be very happy.

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  2. I love seeing others recycling scraps too! You did it beautifully too! --Torina

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  3. This came out so cute. I love getting those cast aways from others. The polka dot works so well with it and the backing is just as sweet.

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  4. Love it! So happy those triangles made it into a quilt and out of the bag - I have a bunch I need to sew up :)

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  5. Beautiful quilt! Now I know what to do with my pile of HST's! Thanks a bunch! Joannb1978@gmail.com

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  6. Triangles are great, especially with polka dots. Thanks for the inspiration, Darlene

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  7. You are wonderful. I have no idea how you make such gorgeous quilts out of scraps. When I try and use scraps it looks like it. tvbart@charter.net

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  8. This is so bright and cheerful!!! Plus Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  9. This turned out beautifully. All from scraps! Love the backing.
    Congratulations! You are published! Lovely giveaway.

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  10. This is lovely. A great way of using up all those HST's.

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  11. Oh that quilt makes me smile too. Beautiful.

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  12. Your quilts always are fun and happy. I think it's good that you ran out in the border and had to add the print. It makes it even more lively.

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  13. Any quilt that uses scraps is a favorite of mine! I love all the color and happiness your quilt brings! Can I butter up your youngest child with cookies? :) McCall's Quick Quilts is one of my go-to magazines. Congrats on being featured in it!

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  14. You are an amazing quilter, you maximise fabric so well and produce beautiful things. And to appear in print too, well done. Love and hugs Sue x

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  15. You are an amazing quilter, you maximise fabric so well and produce beautiful things. And to appear in print too, well done. Love and hugs Sue x

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  16. Congrats on the magazine. that is wonderful! The half square quilt is truly happy.

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  17. Love the scrappiness of your quilt!

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  18. Love your cabin in the woods quilt! and i have started some half square triangles.

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  19. The triangle quilt is so cute...love, love the backing fabric!! Congrats on guesting on the McCall's blog - great piece and wonderful trees quilt. The cabin is a neat little surprise!! Well done....

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  20. Hi Beth, love your quilt. What size are the HSTs?

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  21. Love the baby quilt ... the last bit of sashing with the polka dots makes me smile and I would love to celebrate your quilt with winning the magazine!

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  22. I enjoy "rescue" piecing and quilting, too. Why is it more fun with someone else's leftovers?
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  23. Just was informed that I will inherit a bunch of cutoff triangles! Yippee. Known as the lady that accepts all cut offs. Love to make scrap quilts .

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  24. I'm busy saving my scraps as well! love your Quilt! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  25. Your quilt is beautiful and so wonderfully scrappy. I also love your Cabin in the Woods quilt(just read about it on McCall's blog). Congratulations!

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  26. It's a wonderful baby quilt! I also love how some of the triangles are not white. Congratulations on your magazine articles! I might have to make that pattern for my son, who works in the woods.

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  27. Lovely use of those gifted HSTs. The backing fabric is so cute and polka dots do cheer everything up. Congrats on a good job.

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  28. You've got me looking at my stash of hst again ... because you know, I needed to start another project!

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  29. Bright and happy, that's how I like baby quilts! Working on Christmas
    hot pads/mugrugs!

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  30. I love using every last bit up, and I love watching you do it! sarah@forrussia.org

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  31. Another very happy finish. Great job. Congrats on the publication. I'm making quilted table runners for Christmas. Very long table runners. I think they are over 5 foot.

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  32. This is excellent! Fantastic finish from those HSTs :D I have a couple of shoeboxes filling up with the cut-offs that I get from various projects. One day I will have a blast playing with them all.

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  33. The baby will certainly love all those bright colors! I too, love polka dots, and use them in every quilt. Janet
    orchidjm@optonline.net

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  34. A baby quilt out of 1 1/2" squares! That's my idea of fun. :-)

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  35. What a lovely little quilt - so bright and happy!!

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  36. Cute quilt! And I can't get enough polka dots either.

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  37. What a great quilt. Lots of depth with the two types of HSTs and the negative space and polka dots. Way to recycle. Is there already a recipient for the quilt or is it a stash it and gift it later quilt? No Christmas quilt for me. Just too much to do, so I'm trying to stay stress free.

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  38. Great use of HSTs. Love the bright colors.

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  39. Fantastic use of HST scraps! Thank you for sharing with #scraptastictuesday!

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  40. I love how this turned out! Hst are so easy for me to wonk up, but yours looks perfect!

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