Sunday, October 07, 2007

Moving right along...



Yesterday and today I made quite a bit of progress on my next Christmas gift quilt. I must admit to being a bit taken back that it took most of today to make all the HSTs needed, that slowed me down some. I used the program Triangulations by Brenda Henning which prints out a grid onto regular printer paper from your home computer. It will make grids for hsts and QST of an incredible variety of sizes. HSTs for example from 12" finished size to 7.5" finished size. It was easy to do, but I need quite a number of them, so cutting things apart was quite time consuming, as will be tearing off the paper and pressing. 330+ of anything made by any technique will take a while to do! I did finally get enough made all the way so that I could make just four of the blocks in which they are used. So, without further ado, here is a peek at what this top will look like, and a close up to show the fabrics used. The color in the close up is more accurate. Progress feels good!

7 comments:

Su Bee said...

WOW - your fabric placement really makes that pattern! That little bit of star star fabric adds an entire diffenert dimension. You've taught me something today -- beautiful!

Erin said...

I love it! I agree with Su the star fabric adds a little different dimension! Inspiring!

jillquilts said...

This looks great! Good luck with all of your pressing! :)

anne bebbington said...

Lovely pattern - good on you for starting preparations in good time

gwen said...

Already for Christmas, you are early or is it that I am late (I haven´t started anything christmassy yet!). This quilt will look beautiful. The deep blue is lovely and the second pattern appearing already looks good. I wish you luck with your HST. Take care.

Yvonne said...

It looks wonderful....good for you getting a good start. I think I should get going to. :)

Kairle said...

WOW! That's a lot of HSTs!!! I'm eager to watch your quilt progress.