Sunday, 29 January 2017

Modern HST sampler quilt

I've finished my Modern HST sampler quilt! Prepare for a photo overdose :)

This quilt was made using the blocks from the Modern HST sampler (hosted by Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts) that I joined in last year.

Rather than add sashing, I simply sewed the blocks together and added a scrappy border of low-volume prints. The quilt finished at  54" wide so for the back I used the classic Ikea Nummer fabric.

For the quilting I chose a simple all-over free-motion quilting design similar to a square stipple.

I bound the quilt with a black and white stripe, inspired by the awesome quilts by Rita of Red Pepper Quilts.

My very cooperative quilt-holding husband helped me take photos of it in the city in front of a building with a lot of half-square triangles.

 It was a bit of a challenge because it was windy and we kept getting photo-bombed by people and trams, but we got there in the end!

I'm linking up with the 2017 quarter 1 finish-a-long as this was top of my list of proposed finishes for this quarter!



  1. What a great quilt and a fun photo shoot! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on finishing your goal.

  2. Great finish! It looks super without the sashing! A grand idea for the photo shoot!

  3. A very fun quilt! Congrats on the finish! Love the photos, photo bombs and all.

  4. Fantastic finish and hilarious photoshoot outtakes.

  5. Congratulations on finishing your Modern HST Sampler ! I made 16 blocks that are still waiting to be joined together ... You found the perfect spot for your pictures. Thanks for participating in the 2017 FAL, visiting on behalf of the 2017 FAL cheerleading team.