Saturday, July 24, 2010

Switching Gears

I started clearing off a space around my Juki thinking I was going to machine quilt a top this weekend.  In the process I had to move the containers with HST's for the Exploding Star quilt I started in this workshop.  Of course I hesitated too long, and now I've spent the last two days  turning these

into these

But now I'm half way done with the wall hanging, or at least the center part.

Keep in mind the squares finish 1".  The worst part (for me) is pressing all those seams open.  But it sure helps  ensure accurate piecing and makes it all lay nice and flat. 

According to Tea's pattern, if I add the pieced border the wall hanging will have 1752 pieces.  And won't make even a dent in my stash of 1 1/2 inch squares.

Four more Dutch Treat blocks finished the last two evenings

#101 Marina

#102 Marks The Spot

#103 Mata Hari

#104 Matrix

Another HOT day in the heartland.  We could use a little of the rain they are having up north in Iowa and they could use a little less.



Crispy said...

Oooo that is going to be one beautiful quilt!! I can't believe how much you got done in two days!!


Teaquilts said...

Great job on the WIP. I still haven't gotten back to my class sample yet. I have sooooo many UFOs I don't know what to work on next. Also, great job on the hand work. You'll be done in no time.

Elaine said...

The exploding star looks beautiful. It's amazing what little half square triangles can produce - especially when you put light and dark together.

Barb said...

You must have alot of patience....I love the quilt you are working on...and as always your blocks...

Kathie said...

oh I love your wallhanging so far, its just beautiful
keep us posted on the progress of this one!

Mama Koch said...

Love the star...looks like madness, but that is what makes it so pretty.

I need to get back to my TIChain project. TOOOO many things to work on.

Donna said...

Love the star. Half square triangles are so versatile, and I love what you've done.