Since last July, I’ve been working on this quilt on-and-off, and I finally finished sewing it at the beginning of this month. I seriously underestimated the amount of work that goes into making a quilt. To begin, I looked through Pinterest for inspiration. I knew I wanted mine to be unique but not too complicated to make because I’ve never made anything like this. I decided to make a quilt using half-square triangles. The great thing about this method is that you can arrange your quilt in so many different ways and make different patterns just by rotating the square. Not only can it make a herringbone pattern, but it can also make the popular chevron pattern.
I don’t remember how much fabric I bought, but to make a queen size quilt, I cut 196 total 7.5″ squares. There will be one extra square after you make all of the half-square triangles. For mine, I cut 98 gray squares, 83 black floral squares, and 15 purple floral squares. If I made another one of these quilts, I would probably start with bigger squares to save some time.
After cutting out all the squares and turning them into half-square triangles, I laid out all the pieces so it looked how I wanted. I sewed columns together (1/4 inch seams) and pressed the seams. Then, I pinned the columns together so the corners lined up and sewed all of them together. I pressed the seams as I went. After the quilt top was done, I layered the top, batting, and backing fabric and basted the quilt with safety pins. For my quilt backing, I used a queen size sheet. I sewed the layers together and along the columns and zig zags. After sewing the layers and doing the actual quilting part, I attached the binding. I bought premade 1/2 inch double fold bias tape, but I also could have made my own to bind the quilt. I handstitched the binding so the stitching can’t be seen. I’m so glad to finally have my quilt done, and I love how it adds a personal touch to my room.