Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt

Sometimes its fun to just sit down and sew without thinking too hard about the finished product.  That's how quilting is for me. Especially a simple quilt like this one.

Single Charm Pack Baby Quilt

One of my sweet friends had a baby last week so I decided to sew her up something cute.  I used a charm pack of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter that I picked up at sample spree last year and paired it with a light gray Kona.

I decided to take it a step above patchwork squares and try out a Half Square Triangle quilt. I'm so glad I did. I love how this turned out.  Being pretty small (34" x 34") it was a really quick sew.

I used 1 charm pack (42 - 5" squares) and about 3/4 yard of Light gray fabric to make the quilt top. I made the half square triangles by drawing a line diagonally across the wrong side of the charm square and pairing it with a 5 inch square of gray. Stitch a 1/4 inch away from each side of the line and then cut along the line and you have 2 Half Square Triangles (HSTs)! There are so many ways to lay out a HST quilt. Check out this blog post to see some other ideas. I chose to keep it simple and line them all up going the same direction.

I used some of the leftover HSTs to piece together in the back. 

I've been trying out different batting with each quilt I make so I can see which one I like the best.  For this one I used Nature's Touch by Pellon.

I just love how crinkly this one looks after it's washed. I must make more quilts! Sewing this one got me thinking that I need to make a couple of baby things for my own baby that is due to arrive in just few short months.  Yikes! I need to get my hands on some good boy fabric, any suggestions?

Want to see what else I had under my machine today?

I'm killing two birds with one stone on this project...Making myself a new shirt and getting ready for quilt market.  We get to go and do a Schoolhouse presentation for our new book JUST FOR YOU, and we need some more sewn items to show off.  I'm upcycling my daughter's old Liberty dress into the Saturday Night Tunic that is pictured on the front cover. I'll show you the rest soon.
Bye for now!