Half Square Triangles: Part 2


Yep, adding dark green to cranberry and lime was a “head shaker” to my eyes, too. At first. But I had a clear vision on the end look, so I kept going.

Along the way…decisions…decisions.

Decision 1 – Borders. How wide to make the dark green log cabin borders. I didn’t want it to overpower the other two colors. Just make it interesting to look at. A thin slice of dark. I cut them 1 1/2″.

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Decision 2 – The Back. Should I make a simple one fabric back or a pieced back. Though it took longer, I opted for a pieced back. Reversible. Tired of the front? Flip it.

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Decision 3 – Quilt Design. For the quilting, I knew I would stipple it but needed to decide on the design for the border. Decided on loops. I needed to try more than just meandering. I have to admit. I am comfortable with stippling. Need lots and lots of practice once I am out of my comfort zone.

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Decision 4 – Binding. The last decision was on the binding. I REALLY wanted half lime and half cranberry in an “L” shape. But the camera lenses disagreed. Said NO, all cranberry. Got to listen to my One-EYED-adviser!!

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I have to hand sew the binding. So come back tomorrow for the full reveal and to see what inspired me to add dark green. 😀

Half Square Triangles: WIP From July


To tell you about what I have been working on for the last few days, I first have to take you back to this past July. Back to when I was making pillows.

Remember these? I made all those strips using plum, cranberry and lime and made two pillows.

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https://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/new-striped-pillow-covers-with-buttons/

Then for some reason I decided to also make Half Square Triangles. Lots of them.

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The plan was to make a pillow using all HST’s. But somewhere in the eyeballing stage, my project went south. I hated it!! Just those two fabrics. Cranberry swirls and lime with tiny brown dots.

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Boring!! And I couldn’t find any other fabric in my stash to jazz things up. So they sat.

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Enter my new fabric into the picture. I so want to cut into them.

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A couple of the designs I want to try have half square triangles. And then I remembered those already cut ones.

It’s been months since I thought about them. Now with fresh eyes I had an idea on how to make the HST’s interesting again. Turn them on point.

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And add a third color. A solid. Which I rarely use. But I was thinking, I could do interesting things in that solid space when quilting.

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More to follow. Stay tuned….