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    What I did with leftover HST's...

    Earlier today I posted on the Main board and asked for ideas of what to do with leftover HST's from another project. I had a bunch of 5" HST's leftover from making the first quilt.

    Someone suggested a Carpenter's Star and the lightbulb went on in my head! The Carpenter's Star has been on my bucket list, so I decided to do a scrappy one with my "leftovers"!

    So, I threw this together this afternoon. The blocks aren't sewn together, yet...this is just them on my design wall.

    I think it's going to be a baby quilt, so will wait to add the border. When I find out it's for a girl, I'll do a pink border and if it is to be for a boy, I'll add a blue border.

    I know it's not real "cutesy" like most baby quilts, but do you think it's okay for a baby quilt?
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    I think that will make a great baby quilt. Great idea for using those leftover HST.
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    Beautiful! I love it when I can create something with leftover pieces. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves View Post
    I think that will make a great baby quilt. Great idea for using those leftover HST.
    ditto! It's beautiful!

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    Very clever of you! It will be fabulous.

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    Great idea and I love the colors!
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    I think it's perfect for a baby quilt! It will be used longer, something they won't "grow out of"

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    Clever idea to use left overs.

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    Very nice,great use of leftovers.....
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    I think it will be a great baby quilt. It will still be a great quilt for an older child as he/she grows older.

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    That is a very nice quilt, it has all the baby colors in it, whats' not to like .
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    What is an HST??
    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood View Post
    Earlier today I posted on the Main board and asked for ideas of what to do with leftover
    HST's from another project. I had a bunch of 5" HST's leftover from making the first quilt.


    Someone suggested a Carpenter's Star and the lightbulb went on in my head! The Carpenter's Star has been on my bucket list, so I decided to do a scrappy one with my "leftovers"!

    So, I threw this together this afternoon. The blocks aren't sewn together, yet...this is just them on my design wall.

    I think it's going to be a baby quilt, so will wait to add the border. When I find out it's for a girl, I'll do a pink border and if it is to be for a boy, I'll add a blue border.

    I know it's not real "cutesy" like most baby quilts, but do you think it's okay for a baby quilt?
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    Beautiful!
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    I think it's a great baby quilt

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    How creative! I think it would be a great baby quilt and one that will grow with them.

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    "I threw this together this afternoon" !!!!!!!!!! WOW good for you, that would take me about a month to 'throw'
    together!!! It's beautiful!

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    The parents will love this. This will be there as the baby grows. Wonderful use of scraps

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    It's a great quilt and the size could even be a lap.Very nice color choices.

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    Love using the left over, very nice
    Have a Blessed day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady-T View Post
    I think it's perfect for a baby quilt! It will be used longer, something they won't "grow out of"
    Totally agree. Great job.
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    A little bonus quilt, something off your bucket list, and a gift in waiting!! You get extra points for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lelia View Post
    What is an HST??
    HST = half-square triangle

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    Baby quilts are no longer just cutsie and this would make a perfect one.

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    Great quilt. I love scrap quilts.
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    I love it! I have a drawer full of 2.5 blocks made from HST. I also have a nephew due in Feb. Think I will whip up one of these for him! Thanks for the inspiration!

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