Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend of Half-Squared Triangles

I started my weekend by cutting into my Parson Gray fabrics.  I'm making two baby quilts out of them.  I was able to get all the fabric cut for one and most of it cut for the second one.  I stopped short because I just wanted to start pieced the first one.  I had lots of HST to do and I was a bit impatient.  I'm glad I didn't wait because here is what is on my design wall now.


It's so much fun to see what you can come up with using HST.  I took the time to trim every one of those HST and it was well worth it.  I usually skip this step, but decided to see if it would make the project easier to piece.  Needless to say, I will be trimming from now on.


 

I was hoping to have all my fabric cut out and have at least one of the baby quilts completely pieced together, but it turned out to be a busy weekend for our family.  Friday night was spent eating take out on the couch and watching a movie with the Husband.  Saturday, my husband was out recording an album with his band and the kids and I had a play date with friends.  Saturday night was spent going out with another one of my Valentine's...my son.  We had blast watching monster trucks squash cars and race and show off their tricks.  Well, let me clarify that.  My son had a blast watching the monster trucks and I had a blast watching my son.  He was so EXCITED!


Sunday was busy with church, but I was able to get in enough time to finish all those HST.  I'll be spending the next couple of evenings getting that top pieced together.  I just love watching a project come together.  :)

22 comments:

  1. LOL! I've been to see the Monster trucks as well, with my great nephews. Now that I have a grandson, I expect they'll be in my future, too.
    Great work with your HST's.

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  2. Love the layout of your HST top! I am a trimmer, too. Makes things so much nicer to sew together.

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  3. The layout you came up with is terrific. Isn't it amazing how versatile HSTs are. I always tell people who want to quilt that all they really need to know is how to make a HST and they'll have hundreds of quilt patterns to choose from.

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  4. Love the layout you are using. Very fun design for a baby quilt!

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  5. I love that layout! And I love the black. My son still gets that look on his face when he goes to a monster truck show as well (and he's almost 29!)

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  6. I love the layout of your HST!

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  7. this is a great layout, Janet. the movement is really cool!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  8. Great looking quilt -- love the layout! and yes, I've learned to that taking the time to square up blocks makes it easier in the end. Your son is adorable!

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  9. I just love that layout! It's off-centered, spiral goodness.

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  10. looking good. i need a little gripper. I have come to realize that re-measuring/trimming my pieces is worth it. It is another step to my sewing process I've decided. Keeping in mind that I am sewing as a hobby, I try to stay calm, relaxed and enjoy every step. Sometimes I can feel rushed when I sew and there is no one rushing me! Now that I am taking time to trim pieces, I have found sewing things together goes more smoothly. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. this is looking very good, you certainly had a nice Valentine weekend with the men in your life

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  12. I love the layout you came up with for your HSTs! :)

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  13. Beautiful layout and I agree that trimming HSTs is well worth it! Thanks for sharing.
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  14. Love the layout. I've got a bunch of HST's leftovers accumulating from my current project, it's a good thing they're so versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Interesting use of black! Love your quilt!

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  16. This is so great. I love the use of the black. I have found that whenever I see a WIP picture I like it turns out to be yours!

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  17. Oh, yay! This is a GREAT post! I am feeling the LOVE! Savor it all, Janet. The love of family time and the trimming time. It is all time well spent and a great investment! Love the offset swirl, girl!

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  18. Love the movement in this layout.
    Merrilee
    http://stitchinpost-blog.blogspot.com/

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