Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Half-Square Triangles a Go-Go

It seems Half-Square Trianlges are my method of choice, lately, when it comes to quilt blocks.
First up is Jeni's In Color Order November block of the month. It helps to pay attention to what you are doing. Luckily, I caught this mistake before I had completely finished sewing this block together.

A quick un-picking and it was fixed. One more month to go and all 12 blocks will be finished.

Cindy Fluffy Sheep Quilting wanted Depression Blocks for her month as queen in the Modern Stitching Bee. So scrappy, half-square triangles  were put together and sent off to Ireland.

Block #2 for Cindy

Block#1 for Cindy

Jennifer Knotted Thread is collecting blocks to make quilts for families affected by Hurricane Sandy. I sent these off to her this week. There are so many ways to arrange HST.

Hurricane Sandy help

I'm also putting together one of the quilts for Jennifer's Hurricane Sandy families. Rachel, who blogs at Suz Made Me Do It,  volunteered to make 10 blocks. When I found out she lives near me we agreed to meet in person. She didn't make 10 blocks, she made 20! And she also donated enough fabric to back the quilt I am making. 
I really enjoyed talking with Rachel. We not only talked about sewing but also our families and husbands, politics and travel.
I mentioned to Rachel that my favorite seam ripper is bent and I cannot find another one like it. Well, today she emailed me. She found what I have been looking for on the internet. I ordered three.
Thanks Rachel!

I'm also working on another HST project with these fabrics.
But, that's enough for today. I'll save the rest for another day.


**nicke... said...

Such pretty blocks. Can't wait to see what your in color order bom looks like. xo

dutchcomfort said...

Your blocks are all so lovely!

Canadian Abroad said...

Brilliant blocks for everyone. You must be able to trim HSTs at speed!

Lesley said...

Love all your blocks and the fabrics! You have quite a talent for putting colors together!

Annabella said...

HSTs are fab but you do need to pay attention - sometimes tricky for a flutterbrain like me. Beautiful blocks and so lovely to meet someone wonderful!

Susan Snooks said...

Love the fabrics in the last photo! And HST take an awful lot of trimming...but I think you already know that!

Rhonda the Rambler said...

Great looking blocks but no surprise there. Something else not too surprising is that I am mosey and want to what seam ripper is so good you would order three?

suemac said...

Art Gallery fabrics. They are so nice to work with.

Cindy said...


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

I heart HSTs - these are all lovely x

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the blocks, although I have a bit of a love/hate thing for HSTs (they love to hate me ;o) )

I love my wee purse from a couple of posts ago too, and it's been to Flagstaff (twice), Las Vegas and Paris. I shall endeavour to take it to a few more of its places too :oD

Leanne said...

It must be the season, I was doing HSTs too in another bee. I do love them and your blocks are beautiful.

Rachel said...

Love the HST season? LOL, it may not actually be the season, but it sure feels like it! It was fabulous meeting you!