Thursday, October 19, 2006
My Blue Heaven
I finaly decided to sit down yesterday and push towards the completion of this quilt top! You may remember several posts earlier I was going gung ho on this, but then life got in the way. Yesterday afternoon I was off work early and decided it was time to sit and POWER SEW!
I had 180 1/2 square triangle squares to piece...did those in one long chain...and then started adding those to the remaining flying geese units that had been done earlier. Added these units to the sides of the star units I already had constructed, and voila! 45 hour glass star blocks and 45 hour glass puss in the corner blocks!
They are now laid out on the floor ready to be assembled into the top. Remember those piles of blue and neutral strips I pulled out to make this quilt? (See way below, oscar the cat is inspecting them) I am amazed to say that this used maybe...1/2 the strips?There is still A LOT left! I'm not sure what I'm doing for borders yet, so maybe they will be used there, but once again it reiterates to me just HOW MUCH fabric I have and how far scraps will/can go in a quilt...farther than you think!
I had fun making this quilt with only two rulers: Companion Angle and
Easy Angle. The flying geese tris and the 1/2 sq tris are all cut from the same 2.5" strip. When you cut the pieces one corner is notched so they fit together PERFECTLY. I'm a big fan of these rulers....they've been around forever and I don't think they've ever got the attention they deserve.
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 7:47 AM