So yesterday I was a busy little bee making half square triangles for the Modern HST Quilt-A-Long. I selected 20 fat quarters of teals to use in this quilt. I made two sheets of HSTs from each fabric for a grand total of 240. That will get me started at least.
I'm really liking the Triangulations papers. I've used both the cheap paper that I got at the Dollar Store and just regular copy paper. Both seemed to work fine. The only thing I did different for the regular paper was increase the number of stitches per inch to make it easier to rip.
Stacks and stacks of HST!!
|One of the HST Stacks|
I spent last night cutting those all apart and cutting off the tips. So this morning I was ready to go!
I was going to iron them all open, but I decided I wanted to get started so I elected to only do a few so I could get started. I was anxious to get some blocks together!
But before I got started I decided to put a seam guide on my machine. I bought one of the seam guide rulers from Bonnie Hunter and had been meaning to pick up something to use stick on my machine to sew up against. Then I bought a Guidelines 4 Quilting Ruler set and it came with these handy little adhesive guides as seen below. It "seams" to work great!!
I took it for a test run on my Modern HST blocks. Here are my first three:
Next I decided to work on Susan & Greg's Memory Quilt. I've gotten every thing that I can put together now. That means I need to go to the quilt store to get the background and borders. I should be able to finish it up over my break if I can get there.
Is anyone else excited for the new Easy Street clue tomorrow morning?? I'm toying with setting alarm!! Bring it on!!