Back in September, the outgoing President of one of my local guilds challenged members to create a quilt from a picture.
…….using this picture as inspiration, I created the lap quilt below. I had called it
PICKLED RED ONIONS .
I am also calling this quilt…..All the things NOT to do……. an example for the HRT classes I teach.
Look closely at the “not matching” points. Creating this HRT quilt was an experiment. I again used the tutorial from the Modern Quilt Guild. It worked really well in my first HRT quilt where all the HRTs were going in the same direction. It didn’t dawn on me that the HRTs I had created from 5″ charm squares wouldn’t fit properly when I rotated them. To rotate the HRTs your height and width ratio must be 2:1. The starting rectangles were 2:1, but it was supposed to be the finished HRTs that were 2:1.
So, rather than waste all those HRTs, I thought I could trim them to size. As you can see, it didn’t work to well……a lot of the points just wouldn’t match. Of well, lesson learned.