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WI Lori

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Here are the center star blocks for MSQC's Courtship quilt. I made, oh, 384 HSTs last year (before I was ready to tackle the Scandinavian inspired quilt for DS and DDIL).

This afternoon will be spent ironing the HST geese units for the outer pieced border. The inner pieced border is chevrons made of 4 HSTs, I have the subunits of 2 done, but thought I'd better wait to finish until I see how the outer border plays.

The fabric is Rue d'Avignon from Con'Threads, and the background is Kona, snow.

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Wowzer!  384 half square triangles.  What a huge--but fabulous undertaking.  Looking forward to seeing more photos.  Please.  
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Center section, tentative layout for chevrons.

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Gorgeous!!!  With 384 HST, I can definitely understand why this is a long term project.  That is a major undertaking!!!  I presume it is easier to do piece meal fashion.  
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Going to be a good weekend for quilt building by the sounds of our forecast, and I suspect what Minnesota gets, ends up coming your way!  Great quilt you've got going there!
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Nice job! Your HSTs look great...what method did you use to make them?

I agree with Mavis, this is going to be a great sewing weekend.



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WI Lori

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Whoops. Misremembered! I did the math again last night, 42x4=168 HSTs. It just seemed like 384!

Deb, I used 2 layer cakes, starched, sewing two stitch lines 1/4" offset corner to corner, then sewed the other diagonal. Sliced and squared.

Mavis, our forecast is for another 6" tomorrow. I haven't looked at the long range forecast...

The assembly is in the mulling it over stage. I've reordered the chevrons, as the cream print is throwing me off a bit.

Thanks, Kathy and Linda. I don't like to start and not finish, and I've learned that completing a step (eg building the HSTs), before putting away, helps me return quicker, or at least with less dread.

I'm ironing in the utility room, sewing in my sewing room, laying out on the floor in the family room. It helps me be less messy, more accurate, and get in more steps. So what if it takes up the whole basement? [wink]

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Cheering you on!  Your quilt will be great.
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Oh, my - this looks to me so much work to do all the HSTs! But what a beautiful quilt you will have.  What a talent for all the precision cutting and sewing!
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Center section, tentative layout for chevrons.


This is so exciting seeing the chevron boarders!  Love your quilt.

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Wasn’t going to share but now want to. At My quilt group I picked a bag of fabric to sew charity quilt. When I took home found out fabric was cut ...have 864 little triangles all cut from 3 “ squares....5 different greens. I sorted all fabrics into little bags and figure I should be able to make 3 throw size. Now all I have to do is design a quilt. Made it but had to make Roaring 20’s costume for dance before I get to do another design.

Here is photo of first ...have next one planned...know the lady who bought fabric then cut ....OVER 30 yrs ago There are 32 triangles in every 9” block. This bag had triangles, squares and strips so this is how I used them .
Green is not my favorite color but named this quilt ...The Five Greens....

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Kathleen - very lucky to get the pre-cut fabric!  Amazing that everything was together after all this time and now a quilt can be assembled and made.  Your stitching is really pretty.
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