Oh boy, is this is an oldie WIP. I pulled it out of the bag to web and remembered that recently I found leftover HSTs from this layout and it wasn't enough to make another decent sized quilt. I dug those out and added them to the webbed, sewn top. I was able to add a top row, two bottom rows and two side columns. This made it a large sized comfort quilt (72" x 84"). I used to make comfort quilts under 70" long. Yes, it takes less fabric and time, but really, a comfort quilt to really wrap up in, I found needs to be over 72" long. I made the decision to make my comfort quilts a generous size due to the purpose of a comfort quilt.
I still remember when I was in the hospital for my heart attack having no blankets in winter and someone gave me a comfort quilt just under 60" long. I vowed if I survived, I would make generous sized quilts regardless of backing requirements.
The HSTs were made sewing a batik to a white on all four edges and cutting diagonally twice. I trimmed every HST using the perfect slotted ruler so only 2 sides had to be trimmed.
|Original layout design|
|The improved size using the whole layer cake of HSTs|