Tuesday, April 17, 2012

HST Eye Candy

With an overcast sky, the time was right to hop on out and get some good photos of this girl while there was a chance (In a fit of excitment I posted some, may I confess, horrible photos of this quilt in blaring sunlight in a previous post, I know, I know...)
Anyhoo...Linking up to the Half Square Triangle Quilt Fest over at Canoe Ridge Creations, well because I slaved n slaved over all these HSTs and anyone who has done a HST quilt this size, and trims all their squares down, can feel my pain. Heck I know any quilter can ;)
Its totally embarassing that I am sharing this quilt (again) with the binding hanging off, threads a hanging, like its approaching February and the tree is still up...gulp...
but there is no way to salvage any hand sewing time lately, and I am not machine binding it...I'm just not that good at it...and I am NoT practicing on this beauty:) 
*I might or might not have gone a little crazy saturating this one on pixlr* but doesn't it just shine here?:)...
Photoshop got wiped out of my computer when I upgraded my OS system..grrr...anyways I found a free program like it, pixlr and its awesome!! 
And did I tell you that Jeni from In Color Order picked a photo of this quilt (in its design wall stage) as a favorite? Yeah that was fun to see!
Have fun checkin out all the other quilts in the festival and big thanks to Canoe Ridge Creations for hosting:).
Thanks y'all for stoppin by. Have a great week!
(boo it wouldn't let me put the Festival of Half Square Triangles button on this post...oh well check it out in the sidebar;)

18 comments:

  1. Dude! That is awesome. So much for the rest of us in the HST festival! Wow. And really looking at your quilt my first thought is amazing, my second is hard work. That looks great. I can totally understand the reluctance to bind it.

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    1. I actually LOVE binding, just can't find the time to hand bind a full quilt at this time!!

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  2. That quilt is eye candy! Love it!

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  3. breath taking... that is so so beautiful! ♥

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  4. Very beautiful! Love all the colour! And I hear you on the trimming but when I did mine I actually enjoyed it - just my frame of mind at the time.

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    1. Thanks! Man I wish I enjoyed it!! I mean I enjoy ~any~ sacred time in the sewing room and *maybe* trimming the first twenty or so heheh, Thanks for the comment:)

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  5. What a fantastic quilt! Love the contrast and the colours. Lot of work but well worth it!

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  6. Great quilt! I love how you have used prints in both the light and dark areas of the triangles!!!

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  7. This is a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I'm so in love the with colors and the shapes. Don't worry about the binding. When the longer evenings set in there is plenty of time for cozy couch sewing projects.

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  8. Gorgeous quilt! Nice use of value!

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  9. Sew Lovins, I awarded you with the Liebster Blog Award! Go to my blog and check it out!! Congrats!!

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  10. Also your HST quilt is gorgeous!!! Love it!

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this, it is wonderful! I love bright colors and patterns anyway.....I found you on blog train. I am a quilter, crafter whatever I feel like making kind of person. I am going to follow and visit...come do the same for me. I love having a blog and I have made some really good friends!

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