I have a new idea that I have been wanting to test out and explore. It’s part of a series of ideas I have that I call “Combinatorics”. The easiest way to explain what I mean by combinatorics is making half-square triangles (HSTs) using the two at a time method: you start with 2 base blocks (plain squares) and create a new shape (HSTs) by combining them in a specific way. So it’s really nothing new, just a fun way to explore combining blocks to create something in perhaps a different way.
Anyway, I’m excited to get to play with one of the ideas as I make a baby quilt for friends. I received the fabric for the quilt, and I am definitely looking forward to combining these prints together.
Upper left to lower right, the fabrics (with links to the Etsy shops that I purchased them from) are: Modern Mini Graph Paper White by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnett for Riley Blake, Graph Paper in Bachelor Blue by Heather Givans from the Jot collection for Windham, and Dear Stella’s Beautiful Night Sky Navy with Shooting Stars.
I can’t decide which I like more: the graph paper prints or the navy print with shooting stars. I think it’s time to write out my draft instructions so I can test them as I make the baby quilt!
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That graph paper print is SO cute! But I think I love the whimsy of the falling stars even better. Can’t go wrong with any of these prints and I can’t wait to see what you create with them!
I really like the graph paper fabric! Can’t wait to see what you come up with…your explanation is intriguing!
I love all of these fabrics, but especially the graph paper! I also think half square triangles are so versatile; looking forward to seeing this concept.
These are great choices. I’m really loving star prints lately. Also, Natalia Bonner’s Flourish line for Moda just came out and includes a whole bunch of graph fabrics in neutralish colors. In case you need more.
Hello Yvonne; Right now, I am into stars of any and all makes, sizes and styles. I have also fallen big time for creating HST after creating thousands for a few quilts in Carole’s From My Carolina Home Mystery Quilts and then making two twin sized quilts for my Dad to give to his Brother for his Grandkids made entirely of HST. I look forward to seeing your Baby Quilt come together with these fun fabrics and your great designer talents! Yvonne, I do have a question for you. Which, I keep forgetting to ask. I follow your blog on building your truck for your great adventure. I sure wish my Dad was alive to share all of my questions with and all of his knowledge. I can not locate any area to comment or ask questions. Am I just missing it or do you have it set up that way? Even though I do not understand, I can definitely tell the two of you are having fun learning and spending time doing this together! Thank you for sharing it with us! Have a fabulous day!!
I love your fabrics they are perfect for a baby boy, as usual you have a great eye for designs. I can’t wait to see how this one comes together with the HSTs, and how you put them together, I am very interested in this process as well.
Those play so well together! Looking forward to seeing your unique piecing!
Love both those fabrics!
I like the prints you’ve chosen – sophisticated enough to last the child well beyond babyhood. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your Combinatronics. Sounds interesting.
I love making baby quilts out of more modern fabrics. These are a wonderful choice. Can’t wait to see what they become!
The fabrics are very pretty. Isn’t interesting how baby quilts have changed. The last one requested that I made was soft blue and gray. For my own sake I threw in a print that had airplanes with those colors and a bit of red and yellow. I guess it shows my age.
You’ve picked some fun fabrics to play with.
Very interested to see how this works out . I have I think 3 baby quilts in the pipeline. None thankfully for me !
I know I commented or liked the final quilt but I love this combination of fabrics! And baby quilts are fun to make – smaller and so more achievable.