Last year Elaine issued a challenge to all the ladies in our group - The Barn Quilters Mosman. We were to sew 16 half square triangles together with the only stipulation being that each square should consist of a light and dark fabric.
Elaine is a textile teacher and loves showing us how to make better use of colour in our quilts. Elaine herself is a very colourful lady - full of fun.
I have a ton of scraps from all the quilts I have made for my nieces and samples I have made for the shop. So it was no hardship to find scraps of leftover squares from charm packs. I cut my squares 4.75" and then trimmed them down to 4.5".
At our August meeting, Elaine showed us how this simple block could be set differently to make a huge number of completely different quilts. I know that I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt. I also got to use the new walking foot I bought for my mom's Bernina Activa 130. The entire quilt is made from scraps including wadding, backing and binding. If my nieces look closely they will see fabric from all their quilts.
Julie used two charm packs to make this delightful baby's quilt. A completely different quilt made using the same half square triangles with a different layout. Julie used 5" squares - which co-incidentally were the same size as in her charm pack.
Why not give this challenge a try?