I just love the variety of looks you can get with HSTs. I wanted to do this with the bandanas I picked up at Michaels the other day – I had a hard time cutting into them as I was terrified I wouldn’t have enough or would make a cutting mistake. I worked it out in Quilt Pro then sent my numbers off to my quilt list. And my math was confirmed.
40 HST later and a lot of VERY careful sewing it was coming together. The original measurement of the bandana were 22” x 22”, The material said 100% cotton but it felt really weird – even to account for sizing – really slick / slippery. So I washed it .. and it did prove to be cotton LOL .. went down to 20” x 20” – yes panic ensued as my measurements were for a 24” star – ya that wasn’t going to work anymore. Sooo back to the drawing board – or rather resize and run the rotary chart in my program lol. Finally it ‘grew’ to 18 1/2”
Even after the washing it still felt different and really stretchy. Pretty thin on the thread count for these – not sure I’ll ever do one again, but for a one time quilt as a wall hanging it wasn’t all that bad.
Apparently my cool design has already been done and published hahahaha .. I prolly saw it and squirrelled it away in the back of my brain. Debby Maddy created this with her Labyrinth quilt lol. I guess I’ve a great designer mind I just have to get batting, backing and decide on a quilting design,, but this is up on the wall as ‘done ish’