Friday, May 2, 2014

Sunnyside Up

I love yellow!   I am drawn to anything yellow! So when I saw this little charm pack of course I had to pick one up...OK I actually picked up two...but who is counting????
I was a bit surprised that it actually has a lot more blue and purple in it than I expected...still very pretty though..

So I wanted to try it out and decided a little baby quilt would  be a good way to see how it looked. I used another tutorial from Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilt Company called  Half Square Triangle Quilt.  

Very fun!!  I love it when a quilt is really easy, but looks like it takes a whole lot of work!! This is one of those.  I started with the charm pack, and a pile of 5" blocks of a off-white (not sure what this is...found it in my stash!!!)

You put one charm square right sides together with one neutral block, then sew all around the outside.

 Then cut it in both diagonals,

 and press open your 4 HST !!

 Easy Peasy!! When you mix them up  makes a little block like this....

...and put it all together and this is what I got..

These little HST are so versatile too. I had another (different fabric)
charm pack, so thought I would try a different layout....

Same block totally different look .....I love it!   Both of them!!

So soft and pretty!!  I had minky that I brought home from Arizona that I  used for the backing.

I had never sewed with minky before....but it worked  out great. I didn't have any problems with it all....and it is sooooo soft! :)

So that is my finish for today.
Linking up to TGIFF over at Quokka Quilts.


  1. Two quilts?! Way to go, Flo! They are beautiful! I love that HST technique -- it looks so straightforward and quick.

  2. Great way to use those charm packs - two sweet quilts and love that minky dimple back.

  3. Love your quilts - thanks for showing how you do them :-)

  4. I just love Jenny, thanks for showing this to us....I need to make some baby quilt and have some charm squares.

  5. 2 lovely quilts! They look wonderful. I love charm packs too.

  6. Those are beautiful!! I love the look and versatility of HSTs.

  7. Such sweet pretty quilts - I particularly love all the pinks in the second one. I have a box of HSTs I must get round to using...

  8. Two great baby quilts! You're churning them out.


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