Finish It Up Friday ~ Solid HSTs

Done! I am glad to have a true finish this week. I used what I had on hand for this quilt, so perhaps it should be called, Make Do.

After loading on the long arm and basting the edges, I quilted a wavy line down the first row of HST blocks. Then I echoed that on both sides all the way to the end, adding a curve here and there.

Individual lines don’t look great, but it’s the overall texture I was going for.

I like it, but I don’t love it. I like the piecing, I’m less happy with the quilting. I used leftover binding strips to finish it off, all by machine.

Here are a few photos taken after washing.

It does have the masculine look I was going for. Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Alycia Quilts


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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9 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Solid HSTs

  1. Jannette Binder says:

    I really like the irregular aspects of that quilt – and the quilting just adds to the look. The “after washing” pictures look even better! I’m sure that it will be much loved and appreciated!

  2. allisonwp says:

    I think the overall effect of the quilted wavy lines is great. Perhaps it’s one of those designs that you have to step away from to be able to appreciate it? We spend so much time less than arms length away from the quilts we make that it is often difficult to get the ‘big picture’ and the impact a quilt will have when viewed from across a room.

  3. johannes123qqq says:

    Your new quilt has the look you wanted : a masculine look for a
    boy or man! you had succes in a few days! How do you menage that. Great.

  4. I like the quilt AND the quilting SEW much!!

  5. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It turned out great. I like the wavy lines.

  6. Sandi says:

    It looks amazing!! I love it. Hugs,

  7. Judy Blauer says:

    I was thinking as I read your post..that’s an awesome guy quilt! The colors, the straightforward HST solids (no fussy prints)and the quilting! Just right, in my opinion!

  8. It looks so great – and the wavy lines – I really do like that!! it added such crinkliness when you washed it up! It is perfect for snuggling!

  9. I think you achieved the look you were going for. It’s a great quilt — I’d even like to snuggle under that one!

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