Saturday, September 02, 2006

1 Hour Pink Quilt

It's Saturday night and we decided to come home after dinner rather than in the morning so I had a chance to get started on my 1 hour Pink Quilt.

I had two fat quarters with a white background and I debated whether there would be enough contrast to use them for the blocks. After sewing up one set of 1/2 square triangles I felt there was enough contrast to see the block pattern and since I have limited fabric choices for this quilt I decided to leave them in.


As you can see from the picture I used Thangles to make my half square triangles. I use them for block sizes 4 inches and smaller otherwise I use the square method - drawing a line and sewing on either side of it to get 2 1/2 square triangle blocks.

I also rummaged through my stash and found two light pink fabrics that can be combined for the backing - I was afraid I wouldn't have anything that would work and would need to buy more fabric. Since I piece almost all of my backs from my stash I was glad I had something that would work - after all my goal is to use what I have whenever possible!

17 comments:

dot said...

I have never used thangles, it looks interesting. I am interested to see how an all pink looks.

Shelina said...

From the picture it looks like you have plenty of contrast. A pink quilt would look cute in that pattern. Look forward to seeing the finished project.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I've never used thangles either! Looks like you are making a good start on that top though... and 2 of the tops I am working on now are going to have pieced backs. Great way to bust stash, I think!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Susan said...

Looks like plenty of contrast, and I look forward to seeing the blocks together.

Linda_J said...

I would use thangles or triangles in a roll in a heartbeat--let someone else worry about marking that grid!

Going to be a really girly quilt!

ForestJane said...

I've never bought thangles, but I often print off my own squares from my computer and Coreldraw... :)

Andrea said...

Whats a thangle?

Hedgehog said...

I love thangles! Those bright pinks are terrific, too.

Karen said...

That's such a pretty combination of pinks!

Vicky said...

The quilt will be beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

((HUGS))

Sweet P said...

I have a quilt made of the same pink fabric, but it has no triangles in it. I haven't used Thangles, but I have used triangles on a roll.

I haven't tried applique yet, but it is on my list to try real soon.

Carolyn said...

It looks great, I think this will be such a fun quilt...

Carolyn

Suze said...

Such cheerful fabrics....That is going to be a great quilt.

Maureen said...

I like your goal...to use what you have even for your backings! I love a piece backing, I think it makes the quilt all the more interesting.

Finn said...

Hi Mary, I love your pinks. It's not a color I use much, altho I have quite abit of pink in my stash.
I think it's going to look great!

JudyL said...

Mary, it's going to be so pretty!!

Judy L.

Cynthia said...

I like the pink fabrics you are using for your quilt.