I’m not sure how I missed all those puckers when I was putting these HST’s together. I confess, now that I have it sashed, I’m not going back.  I’m going to make this an official experiment on how much pucker can be quilted out of a quilt top.

Half Square Triangles WIP

More details when the wall hanging is done, but I’ll go ahead and mention that the purple is a Peppered Cotton.  It’s my first time using it, but it’s got a lovely drape – and a nice amount of weight. The HST’s are all Carolyn Friedlander’s “Favorites” from various Robert Kaufman lines.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday.


  1. Jess @One English Teacher

    I like the look of the peppered cotton. I think quilting can cover a multitude of sins….any chance you’re using a batting that will shrink and crinkle a bit? That often covers the sins the quilting doesn’t 🙂 

    1. Daisy

      This is a GREAT questions.  You know, I’m not sure.  I plan to use Quilter’s Dream Poly because Angela Walters says her sample quilts don’t crease as easily with it, and this will definitely be a wall hanging that might have to travel quite a ways before it’s gifted.  Like in a suitcase overseas.  I’m not sure what the pucker factor is of the poly, but I will find out and share! 

  2. Shauna

    Love the purple, it really is a great color to make the HST pop.  I think quilting will help as well, but I didn’t notice the puckers until you said something.  I’m sure it is going to look great quilted.

  3. shelley rodgers

    Honest to goodness, once you get it quilted and laundered, from the back of a galloping horse, at a distance of 5 miles, in stiff breeze, you’ll *never* notice the puckers. 🙂

  4. Michelle Bartholomew

    Puckers always seem to show up later. I swear they hide and then just pop up when it’s time to photograph 🙂 I’m sure after quilting you won’t even notice. It’s already gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the finished result. I also really love that peppered cotton! I just bought my first piece of it (in a navy-ish color) and I’m excited to try it!

  5. Beth

    Love that purple with those prints! And those puckers usually make an appearance in most things I make too but quilting (and washing) usually takes care of it.

  6. Margaret

    I love the HST fabrics you’ve used, and the purple peppered solid is a gorgeous complement to them! I’m anxious to see how you will quilt and bind it – hope you will post again after you finish! Beautiful work!!

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