Monday, September 30, 2013

176 Half Square Triangles....

I had a really productive weekend!  I was able to work on the blog, work on unfinished projects, and just hang out and relax with the family.  I love weekends like that!  

Sunday, I was reorganizing all of the projects I have in progress and pulled this one out. 


I stopped working on these little beauties a couple of weeks ago.  I have 9 of 20 stars done. 

Sunday, I worked on them for about three hours. 

I got all of the squares sewn together:


Cut into half-square triangles:


And finally, pressed. 


Each star is now in it's own little bag ready to be sewn...

...and that makes me happy

I honestly can't get enough of this fabric! I LOVE the vibrancy and fun floral patterns in each fabric.  I have quite a bit leftover, so I am really debating if I want to use it for a whole new project.  Or use the leftovers for the backing, borders, or binding....

hmm...
such hard decisions...



Parties I'm Joining:
Anything Goes by Stitch by Stitch
Show and Tell Tuesday by Fresh Squeezed Fabrics
Fabric Tuesday by A Quilt Story
Wip Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Wow Me Wednesday at Polkadots on Parade
Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Cottage
We Did It Wednesday! at Sew Much Ado
Really Random Thursday by Live a Colorful Life
Needle and Thread Thursday by My Quilt Infatuation
Thursday Threads by 627Handworks
I Quilt by Pretty Bobbins
Link Party Palooza at Today's Creative Blog


20 comments:

Allison said...

I love the fabric, too. I can understand your obsession.

I recently discovered the pieced/scrappy backings (I used to think it had to be one solid piece--silly me!) and love the unexpectedness of it. There is just so many possibilities with all the leftovers. Be sure to show off what you decide.

Diana Mattoni said...

Such pretty fabric! Productive weekends are the best and I love that you organized each block and put it into its own bag. It makes for easier sewing later on. Might have to do that in the future. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

These are beautiful Lindsey!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

They look fabulous far, I can't wait to see the finished project!

Ava said...

That's going to make a gorgeous quilt.

Sewing Mom said...

Wow, your blocks are going to be stellar! I love the fabrics you're using. I'm sure it's great to have them ready to go!

Popping over from Show & Tell Tuesday!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Oh you look so organized, I love it! Those are going to be fabulous. Love the fabric too.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Oh you are so organised! That ought to make it fast to put those blocks together! Great fabrics!

christaquilts said...

HST's are so cute - I love all the colors!

NW Patchwork said...

Beautiful fabric! That will look great when finished. And what a great idea to organize your projects. I'll have to try that one :)

Maartje Quilt said...

I wish I can work that organized! Such lovely sight all those HST's in plastic bags. Lovely fabrics. Love to see your quilt finished.
Love from Amsterdam

ipatchandquilt said...

I totally understand your love for this fabric. It is gorgeous, as are you blocks!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

RobotMomSews said...

Very cute!! Those HST's are addicting!

Connie said...

Beautiful fabrics Lindsey and you are really organized!! Thanks for sharing.
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LPC said...

And I thought I was the only person who organised their blocks like that - and it makes me happy too :-)
LPC

Kelly Young said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and bravo to you for getting all of them ready to sew up. That in itself is a feat! Personally, I love putting the scraps in my backings. I always sew them in an improv style, and it's so much fun!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Live a Colorful Life said...

You are super organized, and you're right--that is great fabric. Thanks SO much for linking to Really Random this week! I hope you will be back.

Wendi said...

I love the fabric, it makes a beautiful block!

Karrie S said...

SO pretty! The fabric choices are the best!! I just found you from following Quilt Story and I'm so happy! Do you have IG?

Thanks ;)
Karrie

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Love, love this fabric. I have a layer cake and I am working on some additional fabric. Your blocks are so wonderful. I am thankful for Quilt Story so I can follow you. When you are done please post your square sizes or give the patter info. so I can make this block too. It is stunning!