Happy New Year!
I have a few new projects going on, but my most exciting one is to attempt Then Came June’s gorgeous Sienna Burst Quilt. I was drawn to the original image of the quilt because I love the scrappy and faded effect the relatively low volume mixed prints have. So pretty! This is classified as an intermediate pattern, because:
- The piecing has to be super precise. Starch is recommended.
- Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT) are used, and apparently they’re little bitches.
Although the original uses 16 of the big blocks and ends up as a throw size, I decided to make it queen size because why the hell not? 25 blocks. Maybe that’s why.
Designer Meghan Buchanan did a very helpful Quilt Along for this pattern in 2018 where she explains how to make the damned HRTs in great detail and I really appreciate it!
Each block requires 12 HRTs, and each one has to be cut carefully and then trimmed in a super painstaking way not once, but four times for each little piece.
I did have a wee struggle with getting my HSTs rotated but bad language and a seam ripper took care of that.
And here are the (corrected) blocks I’ve made over the last five days!