Pinterest Adventure 16

Did you see what I did there?  I took “DAY” out of the title! LOL  Day 16 would have been back in January sometime I think, so from here on there will just be numbers to keep track of the posts, but not “days” to remind me of how many days I’ve skipped 🙂

I stitched out some designs today that I’ve been waiting to do – based on a saved pin! – and I had to piece together the quilt top first, as it was also inspired by the same pin.  And they were all half square triangles.  UGH!  There are so many cool patterns you can make by arranging half square triangles, but I hate working with them.  I know hate is a strong word.  But I often use a few stronger ones while putting these puppies together.

Yes, I know the quick method of making them and I use it, but it doesn’t eliminate the need for squaring them all up and dealing with those annoying little dog ears and the bias edges on every one of them.  However, once this came together it was quite striking.  I’ll show more photos in a later post once the quilt is bound and ready for sale.

For now, I’m focussing on the pin!  The wool batting gives such great texture to the quilting 🙂  Lots of free motion quilting and custom quilting on this one, stay tuned for the finished project post!

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2 thoughts on “Pinterest Adventure 16

  1. My nemesis are 60 degree diamonds, I like how they look, but dislike putting them together. Have you tried the Bloc-lok ruler for HST’s? I cut them with the easy angle and square them with a bloc-lok. Its an extra step, but the come out perfect 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I was tempted recently to try the Bloc-loks when I saw a video, but it seems a main part of their appeal is that they “lock” onto the seam and I always press my seams open leaving no real “ditch”, so not sure it would work the same way for me. However, I’ve just had the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers recommended to me. One ruler works on a variety of sizes before opening up the block or pressing, with an extra little slot for trimming dog ears at each size too, which looks like a cool option! I’m going to check those out and see if it changes my relationship with these darn things 🙂

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