Variegating a Quilt

I am back to the Half Square Triangle quilt. All of the triangles have been stitched. This morning I sorted all the triangles and put them in order with color transitions that seem to work from one print to the next. They could be ordered differently, but this is the order I have them.

The next step is to decide how many pieces are in each variegation. Because the fabrics were chosen randomly, there are not equal numbers of squares in each stack. Thus, I expect to use 4-8 squares of a color in each variegation.

Hopefully this afternoon, I can start putting the squares up on the design wall and will take a pix and show you how it looks. This is a real shot in the dark – we may not like it when it is actually up on the wall.

Here’s the original quilt design – if you need a refresher. The colors in this EQ7 version are random scrappy.


4 Replies to “Variegating a Quilt”

  1. Wow…that’s a lot of triangles! You have way more patience and time than I have to want to do that one! I love your layout and looking foward to seeing it when it’s finished.

  2. I love HST quilts, and love the pattern you chose. I made a large HST quilt for my bed, they were 2 1/2 inch ones and I there were 4000 of them. Large project but I love it!

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