I finished my Doll Quilt Swap project! Please excuse the bad photo, but it turns out that my good camera doesn't want to work, which, of course, makes it a bad camera. For a while the pictures here may a little "off", as in camera-phone! Boo-hoo!
Anyway, I made the quilt with HSTs laid out to create diagonal lines. Pretty simple once you get the pattern going. I will admit that on a couple of these layouts, getting the pattern going took me a little while!
Click here to my HST Flickr gallery. Lots of inspiration!
Here are some more HST layout ideas:
Pinwheels are a more traditional layout and it can be updated using fun fabrics. You could also keep each pinwheel one color, rather than four colors:
A diamond arrangement:
I LOVE this design, but it really made by brain hurt to figure it out! Once I got it going, no problem!:
Who doesn't love zig-zags?:
A diamond within pinwheels:
An HST is a pretty versatile starting point for a quilt isn't it?
Now, I am not going to give any measurements or fabric requirements today. All you need to do is figure out the size quilt you want and then tally how many HSTs you need to make it. Not too difficult, really (it's figuring out the area of something).
Keep in mind that HSTs can be made with prints only or solids only. No need to mix them up, unless you want to. Also, you can make them any size you want. Just make the starting squares bigger or smaller to suit your taste.