Heart Full of HSTs
As a part of Lindsay’s studio makeover, I decided that I would make her a small lap quilt/wall hanging. I had seen the “i heart you” pattern over on V and Co. and really wanted to try it out. I picked up a fat quarter pack from Hawthorne Threads because I thought that they would work well with the pink paint colour I had picked for the walls.
So I went to work getting the 231 half square triangles (HSTs) ready for assembly.
I used this tutorial for making 8 HSTs at once, but it meant I needed to trim each one to exactly the right size. I actually like this method for that reason – it gives you very precisely sized HSTs, which makes final assembly so much easier. It does make a giant pile of trimmings though.
Once the top was together, I picked a little heart quilting pattern out for the long arm and got to work.
Once it was quilted, I hand stitched the binding on, and then decided that I would applique the Eileen Quilts logo over the top of the quilt. I used the starch and raw edge method, and I did it after the quilt had been quilted so that if Lindsay ever decides that she would like to use it just as a quilt rather than a wall hanging, she just has to pick out a couple of threads and the EQ will come right off.
Once it was all done and washed up on the wall it went! Yay for those Command Hook thingies!