This is one of my favorite quilt designs, yet it is so easy to do if you use the half-square triangle method rather than diamonds.
I made this quilt in November 2005 for my sister-in-law as a housewarming gift. I bought the fabric and pieced the top in a weekend. It took a bit more time to machine quilt it (no HQ16 yet) and then to bind it, but I had it finished within a week of when I decided to make it. We gave it to her at Thanksgiving that year. She seemed quite pleased.
It was on the way down to visit family in North Carolina that November that I convinced my husband to take a quick side trip to a dealer who had an HQ16 set up. I tried it there and was hooked. At that time, the closest dealers to my home were all at least 3 hours away. A few months later, I finally decided on getting one from Pocono Sew and Vac in Stroudsburg, PA, mainly because it was just 50 miles from my parents' house.
There are just a few more quilts left to show that I quilted on my regular sewing machine...
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