I am continuing my love affair with HSTs and more specifically, 8.5″ HSTs.  I love how bold these feel when they are arranged in a quilt, and there are so many modern and clean ways to design with them.

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After cutting out my 9″ squares, I created my 8.5″ HSTs and, although I was almost ready to get started. I was still waiting on just the right shade of additional dark gray to arrive.   Thanks for the speedy delivery Fat Quarter Shop.

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While I waited and needed my design wall for a separate project, I shelved these guys (thinking it was going to take much longer than it did) and made sure to mark them by stacks so they would come together quickly when I was ready to return.

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So my new little HST design, Road Trip, has been slowly taking shape on the design wall over the last week or so.

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I’m not sure what exactly drew me to this low volume with a “pop” color palette(except that I’m currently obsessed with all things peachy), and although I have times where I step back and wonder what I was thinking……I’m goin’ with it.  Fingers crossed.   So how about you, do you love HSTs as much as I do?  How about another go to favorite block?