Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Half Rectangle Quilt

I'm back with another quilt I finished up this Summer!

On a whim one day, I bought Rashida's newest line from Cotton and Steel, Paper Cuts. After removing some of the mustardy yellows, I added some C+S basics and tried to come up with a mindless, simple design to use. I thought of half-square triangles, but decided on half-square rectangles.


Was I wrong when I thought this would be mindless! The math for half-rectangles doesn't work out quite as easily as half-squares. After a bit of internet search, I ended up using this chart from Blocloc for my oversized cutting measurements.  I didn't have the ruler so once the blocks were sewn, I just kind of winged my way through the trimming.

I've since found this tutorial from Then Came June, which gives a good explanation of the trimming.


Once I got the hang of it, this quilt was fairly easy and relaxing to piece. To be honest, it's not one of my favorite quilts, so I did some pretty simple quilting using my walking foot and outlining the seams.


Chances are this one will be donated to charity at some point. It's cozy, soft and has a bit of charm :)


10 comments:

  1. What a lovely quilt! The color scheme is just so sweet and serene!

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  2. I love the quilt. Looks great! Don't sell it short.

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  3. Very cute quilt. Such a cool color palette. I want to make a half rectangle quilt someday.

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  5. Pretty sweet! I’ve yet to try half rectangles.

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  6. It's very soothing with the lower contrast colors, yet has nice movement from all the unexpected rectangular blocks. This quilt will make someone very happy! :)

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  7. Super nice. Me too, I have never made half rectangles.... maybe I have and just do not remember.
    I love the colors. Very very pretty

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  8. Trimming and piecing HRTs is a different adventure from HSTs. I think your selection of prints is lovely together; the pops of yellow are fun. I also really like the stars in the background behind the quilt; they mimic the angles of the HRTs nicely.

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  9. Simplicity is perfected, I love this one. I think my second cup of coffee will help me find some background to go with a bundle that is calling my name. Today's binding work just moved to the back burner.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!