It began with a few extras, remember? and a desire to try the 8 per square method of HST construction...
I was originally thinking of just making a pincushion
Of course, as soon as I began, I knew I needed more of these "littles"!
And it was raining...A LOT! Sew why not?
But early on, I realized the larger leftover HSTs and the "littles" were not going to be compatible in a whole, as I had maybe first imagined they might.
Sew they were turned into littles also
Then, as it continued to rain, for a change of pace, I got a serious start on To The Point, by Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock, a free tutorial on her blog.
|officially broke open my only jelly roll, Miss Kate...never to be rolled back up again!|
another HST project, but with 6 1/2" blocks instead of 1 1/2"!
The strip sets are fun!
In her tutorial, Amy said she was "happy with the size and squareness of her blocks" so she didn't trim hers.
I got about halfway through the strip sets and it was back to the littles....
A plan was beginning to gel and
I really needed more to bring it up to the size I have in mind.
|112 more to be exact!|
When I commented to hubs that I may have actually, temporarily, had enough of trimming for awhile, he asked sympathetically if I was suffering from HST Fatigue!
He was quite proud to come up with a new quilty term :)
We said it aloud several times, just for fun!
If these little 2x3 "blocks" count as "webs"
maybe I could call them "cobwebs", or "dust bunnies"?
Even though everything is still "in-progress"...I did get my little pincushion out of the deal after all!
I think I may try and get one or both of these done for a "reveal" for the Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival!!!
Yep, it is right around the corner!!!
Socially yours, SarahZ :)