09 January 2014

Just Thinking ...

Thinking is sometimes not a good thing to do.


I've had this stash of off-cuts from the "Picnic" sitting in the sewing room for quite a while.  This container is only small (~6" high) and it holds about 1,232 small triangles.  I saw the 25 HST quilt Thelma and Carrie made just before Christmas and really liked it, remembering that I had all those small triangles.  The free link to a printable design is on Camille's blog.  Turns out all those little triangles, when sewn together into half-square triangles, trimmed and sewn into the blocks will make about 38 x 4-1/2" blocks.  A lot of sewing and trimming for what could be a cot sized quilt.

Anyway, last night I spent about half an hour chain piecing away while the tennis was on and I ended up sewing 86 HST's which will end up at 1-5/8" square unfinished.

 

Made a little dent in the amount in the container.  Somehow, I think the container will end up back on the shelf for a while.

All the four and nine patches are made for the APQ quiltalong ready to start sewing the final 11 blocks together.


Almost the weekend - this first week back at work is just too much.

8 comments:

helbel19 said...

Well I wouldn't do too much of that "thinking" if I were you, might give yourself a headache...... good luck with all those triangles, better you than me lol....

Helen

shez said...

I hope next week is easier for you Lynda.xx

Cardygirl said...

Teeny tiny triangles...will look amazing!

Gina E. said...

Hi Lynda, Happy New year! I haven't visited your blog for a while, and I am blown away by all the work you've done since you sent me your three quilts for the PNG babies! I don't know if you are aware of it, but I created a blog (http://pateaquilts.blogspot.com.au/) to keep track of the quilts donated, and they are now all over there, and will be distributed to the native families over the coming weeks. My cousin plans to photograph each quilt with its new owner and email me the photos so I can publish them on the blog.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are little...and neat....don't over think....it doesn't help at all...xx

Susan said...

That is lots of little squares....good looking results though.

Lorraine said...

You have been super productive even with being back at work....enjoy the weekend!!

Shirley said...

You are making great progress and using up your scraps. Looking good so far.

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