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.


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.


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.


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


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?