Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Questionable Taste?

A friend was over recently and noticed a stack of freshly washed fabrics I was in the middle of ironing.  She wondered what quilt I was planning to make with them.  It was only after I told her they weren't for a quilt that she admitted she really didn't think they went together.  Looking at them, I have to agree.


However, when you group them into pairs, they start to make more sense.  Can you guess what I'm using them for now?


Here's another clue...


If you guessed HST's (half-square triangles), you're absolutely right!  My quilt bee is still exchanging sets of them every month and I thought I'd work ahead.  It's almost as easy to make 8 sets as it is to make one.  (I do love seeing neatly ordered stacks of fabric.  It's just so colorful and pretty!)


Sew, sew, sew.  Cut, cut, cut.  Press, press, press.  And voila!  Another 256 HST's ready to trade.


Once they've been swapped, I can add them to the 960+ I already have.  By my calculations, that gives me enough for a quilt 102" x 105".  For now though, I'm just collecting them.  I have yet to decide on the quilt(s) I'll make.  Although, I really am going to have to get another container to store them.  I've pretty much filled these completely up.


I snapped this picture of Gabriel the other day and just love the expression on her face.  Like most people around here, she's having to deal with seasonal allergies right now.  Poor girl.



Fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.” 
Philippians 4:8 (TEV)


5 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a lot of HST's! But will make a fun quilt. ;-) Allergies are running amok here too. Have a good week!

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  2. Pretty HST's! Gabriel, I know how you feel!

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  3. I love HSTs! I can't wait to see where these will end up.

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  4. Oh my! This post is giving me scrap overload! WOW! What a wonderful quilt can be made from these diverse hsts you have collected from others! I can't wait to see what you will come up with!

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