Friday, June 7, 2024

Charm Square Stash HST Quilt top

Many months ago, I collected all my random charm squares and decided to make a HST quilt to be donated to my guilds community work. Since I was in no hurry, it took a bit of time to sew and then trim the over 200 HST. It was fun to lay them out - such a big range of colors and styles of prints.

For quilts with lots of blocks, I will sew things together in quadrants, first in rows with everything webbed together.

At this point, I've got all 4 quadrants webbed together and can start sewing rows to rows.

The dimensions of the quilt will be 52" x 60". I've a few more charm squares and am thinking about making it a bit bigger, likely by just adding rows and columns in a way that would not make it symmetrical. First I need to make sure there is enough variety in what hasn't yet been sewn to make it work.

This is one of three charity quilts I'm working on!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. What a great way to use up the random charm squares in your stash. I love the layout you chose!

  2. This looks amazing. Great way to use charm squares.

  3. So. Much. Work! I know that piecing and trimming HSTs is no small task, so I admire you for what you're doing, and planning to give away. I love the look of HSTs, but often avoid them for the time it takes to make a block, and trim it "just so," so it fits with its neighbor. You've done a wonderful job, and it looks great.


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