The two quilts I am featuring in this post are based on an antique quilt I found in this quilt book years ago.

plaid-streak-EQ7This is the Electric Quilt layout based on the antique quilt. You may have seen other quilting bloggers making this same quilt.

plaid-streakA photo of the finished quilt top that I took with my phone shortly after I finished the quilt at the end of October. (Excuse the quality of the photo. The design wall was cluttered up with quilting projects that didn’t belong to me. I didn’t want to remove them so my photo is less than stellar. Plus the quilt top wasn’t ironed yet.) The Half Square Triangle [HST] units are 3 inches square. I printed the light fabric using the Inklingo Half Square Triangle Collection, paired it with a plaid fabric, sewed on the dotted lines, and cut on the solid lines. Perfect HST units with no papers to remove and no squaring up of the units.

Linda’s video explaining the process.

quilt-helperI made a smaller version using this pink fabric with floral scraps to make the HST units. Featured in the photo is my former quilting buddy lying down on the job.

floral-streak-HSTThe floral streak of lightning version uses 2.5 inch Half Square Triangle units. Some of my floral scraps were too small to layer with the printed 2.5 inch HSTs. I used the Easy Angle Ruler to cut Half Square Triangles from the smaller floral scraps and paired them with the Half Square Triangles printed with Inklingo and chain pieced them.

floral-streak-chain-piecingThey went together beautifully.

floral-streakAnother less than stellar photo of my unironed floral streak of lightning quilt top hung on the same design wall in October. In the last 2 months, I have finished 4 quilt tops that have been languishing for years. One more to go to meet my goal of 5 finished tops before year end.

The easiest way to make Half Square Triangle Units!


Inklingo Half Square Triangle 00B Collection

2 Responses to Streak of Lightning Finishes

  • Sandy White says:

    Erin, your post puts triangles, Inklingo, and machine piecing all together for me. I focus more on handpiecing lately but have a triangle project in mind that I would like to machine piece using Linda’s method. Thank you for your nicely done and informative post.

  • Val says:

    Very nice, I love Inklingo for half square triangles.

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Sewing in 2017

  • 1 Year of Stitches embroidery project
  • Hexiflowers (aka Grace's Garden)
  • Death Star pillow
  • Tonopah Nevada topographical map
  • 1855 Wales Center map
  • Winnie the Pooh map
  • Ethan's Quilt
  • Thea's Quilt
  • Rachelle Fae CQ block
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot

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