Thursday, January 25, 2007
wow HST everywhere!
Sorry it has taken me so long to post! Actually not much has been going on...not even sewing! I have been making more string blocks...BUT...my big news is a challenge! I told a lady I teach with (garment class) about a blue feathered star that had caught my eye in this months Fons and Porter. I told her I would send her the link so she could see the picture too. By the time I got home to send it to her...she had bought the magazine too! We were both in love! (actually my friends would tell you ...I'm a sucker for anything BLUE...and even more so for feathered stars! This will be my 4th!) When I was in Central CA last fall, I had visited the Cotton Ball, a cute shop in Morro Bay. I picked up a few things...some FQs..and this CD..it is called Triangulations. The main reason I got it was it was on SALE...what a BARGAIN! You can print out HST papers in sizes from ½" finished to 3" finished..in various sizes. Fast forward to Jan...and each of these blocks (I'm making 6, my friend is making NINE!) EACH takes FORTY HST!! I only have 4 backgrounds picked for these so I sandwiched them last night and have them all stitched. Here are the 'sandwiches' and some blues for the rest of the blocks.
I saved what I trimmed off around the edges...no waste at all from between...and small stack to put in a dog bed! I have used pages like this before, but the freedom to print JUST what I need WHEN I need it is wonderful!
And here is half of what I sewed last night. Tomorrow is the local craft show. I will be on the prowl for 2 more FQ for the background. Sometimes shirting type fabrics are hard to come by. I hope to finish all the HST before starting the blocks to make them as scrappy looking as possible. I only have the centers , the kite shapes and a few diamonds for the pointy ends of the stars to cut. Since my son has a soccer tournament this weekend AND I teach a quilt class on Sunday, my sewing time could be limited. BUT where there is will there is a way..and where there is a BLUE Feathered Star, I'm raring to go!