Friday, March 11, 2011

Coming along, coming along.......

I have been so intrigued with all of the wonderful comments on how to best use my little green half square triangles. I loved the color combinations, but in the end I went with the suggestion Becky made about going backwards in the planning. Find a border print and pull a coordinating color.

I searched through my green fabrics, with not much results. Then I thought about looking through some novelty prints. I finally found something that might work! A green floral with a little bit of pink. I also found more of the dark green, although it is a different pattern, the color matches perfectly. And low and behold, there was a left over 13 x 14" piece with all different herbs.

Here are the HST's shaping into a nice little block.

And here is the first block!

It looks like I have enough HST's to make 4 blocks. I can then add the floral border and use the dark green for the binding.

Yep it's coming along :-) Thanks so much for your wonderful suggestions.

20 comments:

Linda said...

Block looks darling! Good choice!!

andsewon said...

That design is looking awesome!

Karen said...

This is going to be a gorgeous quilt! Glad you found a solution to use up what you had! Way to go!

Karen

Impera_Magna said...

Oooo... the herb print is too cool... gonna look great!

Barb said...

Awesome!!

Snoodles said...

Wow! You pulled it off...and all from your stash! Yay! I love the way the block is turning out - you do great HSTs. Those are troublesome for me!
Jacque in SC
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Carrie P. said...

Just perfect!!!

Stray Stitches said...

What a wonderful suggestion! It looks like you will have a beautiful creation.

Mildred said...

Great idea and it truly looks wonderful.

Crispy said...

A wonderful end result Jocelyn!! These fabrics are just perfect :0)

Crispy

Cathy said...

I love what you did with your blocks. Really sharp. Hugs

Becky said...

It's so fun to read my name on someone else's blog:) Your blocks are looking absolutely fabulous. Great way to use your scraps and stash. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sonia said...

the blocks look great! :)

Dora, the Quilter said...

Oh, I do like these, although I have to admit it's more than the blocks. I think it's because I'm looking forward to weather warm enough for herbs to grow!

kwiltmakr said...

So very nice! Love the greens.

Allie said...

This will be gorgeous, love the herbal fabric!

Melanie said...

I'm really needing this quilt-- I love your fabrics.... Have fun.

Patti Hanan said...

Your color choices are beautiful. The herbal fabric is charming :)

Deanna said...

Look at you! What a clever solution.

Shelly said...

The blocks are so cute. I love the herbs.