Friday, June 22, 2018

400 plus HRTs

I'm having a blast and working through my Sweetwater charm square stash plus using up bits of some yardage for my HRT quilt.  Here is what 400 HRTs look like!

Ok, so that's 250 of them in stacks and the rest in bags! (smile!)

I am bagging them in groups of 50 which makes it easy to open my bin and count how many I have. Once I hit 500, I will start sorting them (roughly) by color to start assembling into blocks.

I'm a major fan of Sweetwater (Moda) and have many of their lines in charm packs or yardage but (regretfully) not even a charm square of some of the more recent lines.  This wasn't because I didn't like them but because I started collecting mini-charms instead.

Sunkissed, Road 15, Countdown to Christmas, Pure and Freedom

In hindsight, how fun it would have been to have every single Sweetwater print represented? Or at least a single print from each of the lines. If you have a charm square to spare of any of those newer lines (those are in bold italics), please drop me an email - I'd like to have a bit of every line in this quilt.
  • 2009/2010: Authentic
  • 2010: Pure, Make Life
  • 2011: Sunkissed, Countdown to Christmas, Hometown
  • 2012: Reunion, Mama Said Sew, Lucy's Crab Shack
  • 2013: Noteworthy, The Boo Crew, Road 15
  • 2014: Wishes, The Boat House, Elementary
  • 2015: Feed Company, First Crush, Mama Said Sew Dot, Holly's Tree Farm, Varsity
  • 2016: The Treehouse Club, The Cookie Exchange, Freedom, Volume II
  • 2017: Project Red, Sunday Supper, Hometown Christmas Edition, Authentic Etc
  • 2018: Harmony, Overnight Delivery, Oxford
Interested in making your own HRTs?  Check out my tutorial!

*** Please note - blogger has made changes to how I am notified of new blog comments which is making it difficult to reply via email - your comment shows up in my inbox as a no-reply blogger which means I can't respond!  Until another solution is available, I will reply directly to the comment on the blog .   UPDATE - There appears to be a clever work-around to this issue!  Fingers crossed it is working now.  Read about it here.***

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Such a simple, but effective block for showing off the different prints.

    There seems to be a fix for the comment problem that is working for many. Check out the tutorial at Just let me Quilt: It worked for me.

    1. Thank you so much. It seems to have worked for me as well. Thanks again!

  2. It's the trimming that takes so much time..

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  4. This will be a wonderful quilt! I hope you get charm squares from the newer lines of Sweetwater. I’m using my Fig Tree charms from over the years in one quilt, so I know what it would mean to have a bit of them all.

  5. Only 100 to go! You have been making great progress.

  6. Yikes Patty. That is a TON of HRT's. I like the idea of representing all of the lines in the project. If I had any, I would share! Hoping others might have some to spare.

  7. I love this block, you are already 80% of the way there for your block count. I can't wait to see them in a quilt!

  8. Oh my...that's a lot of blocks to make. Good luck finding some fabric...I don't have any sorry.


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