Monday, January 6, 2014

Quilt # 11 - Pink Square Dance

The Pink Square Dance has been my most ambitious project so far. It had twelve different pink fabrics in the quilt top. I cut 192 half square triangles. I used the HST method from Jenny of Missouri Star Quilt Company. Here are the blocks.

Light Pink BLocks

Medium Pink Blocks
 Sometimes people ask me, is it not hard to give away something that has taken so much of your time and effort? Here is what I say. Making this quilt has given me so much joy - as I put one piece next to another, as the puzzle completes and the quilt comes to life, it is such an amazing feeling. When someone receives that quilt, I believe that the joy just multiplies.

I knew I wanted to make a pink quilt - twin bed size. I collected these pink fabrics over several months. Most were fat quarters, two were remnants and two I bought as yardage.

This was the first time when I realized that spray starch is a necessity to reduce wonkiness in these bias blocks. I use Mary Ellen's Best Press. Trust me, it is worth it. Take the extra step, you will regret if you don't.And if you are impatient, quilting is not for you!!!

192 blocks, arranged 12 by 16. I figured, it did not need a border. that way the design just flows...I chose bright purple binding and a pink floral for backing.

Ooh, this was so exciting - I love how this quilt was coming together. This was also the first quilt, where I decide to add a label. How to label a quilt - check Crazy Mom Quilts.

And here is the finished Pink Square Dance.


  1. Perfect name ...
    Came to my mind a girl who loves lines ...architect ;)
    Rose .... just check your bl
    ♡ Rosana

  2. Rosana, thank you for stopping by. Architect? Do we know each other outside of blogland? I have a feeling we have met :-)

  3. Found you on M*QC forum... your quit is gorgous! I love HST' favorite "block" to make. So many options to make with them and they are so quick and easy! But your quilt is beautiful and I might copy the pattern for my next quilt! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You're so gifted. Love your quilt. Would like to make one for my grandniece! Thank you.

  5. That quilt is just beautiful - love the colors you used and love the pattern.

  6. What were the final dimensions?

  7. Lovely! I made my daughter-in-law one in blues. The old name for the block is Depression Block, btw.