In the summer of 2009, almost five years ago, I attended a trunk show by Bonnie Hunter where she displayed and discussed a number of her quilt creations . Among these was this “Ocean Waves” quilt:
I was inspired! So, not long after seeing Bonnie’s quilt, I started collecting fat quarters of dark teals and light teals. It took about one and half years to collect what I thought was an adequate collection to provide a nice variety of fabrics. I started making half-square triangle (HST) units. I will post, in detail, how I made these because that is a whole other story. After all, I would need, literally, thousands of them. I packaged each color/fabric combination of HST in a separate little sandwich bag and numbered the bags. Here is my collection of 34 differently colored/patterned HST’s:
By January 2011, I was ready to start sewing blocks together from the HST’s using Bonnie’s free pattern found here. First, I made an “A Block”, a “B Block” and a “Block 2″ so that I could test sew them all to make sure things were fitting together nicely:
At the last minute, I decided to add a pin wheel border, just because I has so many HST’s left! I finally finished piecing the top in March 2014. Now I have to decide how to quilt it! Yeah!