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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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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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I've just finished a king size quilt made entirely of HSTs. They were cut from layer cakes, so it wasn't too bad. It's at the quilter's, so I can't share photos. But I'm still working on Bonnie Hunter's latest gazillions HST and flying geese pattern. It may have put me off for life!
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So excited. My 1/4" seams are matching up! (Always an issue for me.) Top and right hand segments stitched, ready for joining to the center.

This weekend was supposed to have been my away weekend at a quilting retreat. I may not get other quilts done, but I'm going to get this top completed!

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Your quilt is looking wonderful Lori.  
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Well done, Lori!  Don't you love it when it comes out as it's supposed to!  Great colors. 
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Lori - your quilt looks so precisely pieced - a lot of work.  What machine do you use for piecing?  I love your fabric choices and colors.
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That is looking good!

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This one I am piecing on the 404, with a piece of tape to mark the 1/4" on the needle plate.
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Progress

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Geese for the next borders.

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That's a nice flock of geese you've made!  Fons & Porter (Iowa PBS t.v.) did a segment last Sat. on a few different ways to make flying geese.  Yours look perfect!
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Wow!  You've been busy. All your seams match so perfectly - looks like a lot of work to me but you'll have a beautiful quilt soon.
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Wow Lori, I am loving your quilt.
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I have a tentative layout for the 4 rows of geese. The geese will butt against the teal inner border, and will butt to a narrow 2.5" background border on the other side.

This is the part where I struggle to let go of my o.c.d. Do I trust to the Scrappy, and start building these rows? Heavens to mergatroid, what if, across the teal border, there is another of the same print? Or more than one? AAAAH! I know I'm overthinking. I guess, at worst, I may rippit a bit, right? Or, trust and let go?

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Beautiful Lori! Such nice precise piecing, and I love the colors! Looking forward to seeing more as you progress with the flying geese.
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Murmuring to self: "trust the process, trust the process..."

And look! :)

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Breathe, Lori, breathe...it will be great!
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Wow, that is looking great! Go you! 😁

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I'll second the admonition, Lori, breathe!  You've got a wonderful quilt there -- that's one thing that is extremely hard for me to do -- is stand up to cut things.  I've never learned to do the cutting while sitting down, so I struggle to stand and cut for a few minutes at a time, but I am always cleaning up a mess from the threads and pieces of cut fabrics! 

Wonderful job on the quilt, Lori!  And, I know that there are a ton of quilt pictures posted that I haven't commented about -- and I know that most of them are absolutely beautiful!  Keep it up, folks.  I love reading and watching all the things that are going on --I love all of you!


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I love scrappy - and you quilt will be great.  I'm working on a bunch of 2" HST for practice - ant it's all scrappy for my sanity.  Don't know how it will look yet but I'm trusting the process.
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Thanks, all! My progress has derailed a bit. As I went to sew the other 2 geese borders, I noticed one side of the quilt wasn't laying flat. I've got a 1/4" waffle right in the middle of a Chevron row. I know I can ease the geese row into the solid border, but I am leaning towards a limited rip & restitch to remove the excess in the waffle.
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