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Saturday, May 10, 2014

HST Adventure

    One of my favorite bloggers, Vicki Welsh, http://vickiwelsh.typepad.com/field_trips_in_fiber/, is sponsoring a Half Square Triangle Block Quilt Along called HSTeria Quilt Along.We can choose our own patterns and fabric, but use Half Square Triangles. 
     I am going to use two Marcia Derse charm packs I bought at Missouri Star Quilt Company and some black and white fabric from my LQS, Kim Schaeffer from Andover as the other half of the triangle. I have no pattern in mind. As mentioned by Vicki, I bought a copy, used, of Spectacular Scraps by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe. In there are many layout ideas. Once I have all the blocks made, I will decide how to put it together. This is a challenge to myself. I was a little disappointed in the Derse squares as they were grayer in color than I like. I like fabric a little brighter. I am hoping the black and white will help. 
     Wanda, on her blog, is doing gorgeous colors with her HSTs. 
     I took some photos of my start. I make HST with the lines down the square method as when I sew triangles, the bias always gets me.
The charm packs, some samples made, and the black and white fabric
My favorite tool to draw the lines and all the blocks paired up ready to sew
Chain, chain, chain on the Singer 15-91
The whole pile chained
All ready to cut apart

3 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a nice big pile of blocks!
Where did you get that acrylic template on your machine? I need something just like that for my new machine.

Jan said...

Yes, I'd lke to know more about that acrylic piece on your machine too. I have a hard time making perfect quarter inch seams and I'm always looking for some tool that will keep me from having squiggly lines. Is that what it does?

Linda Swanekamp said...

The plexiglass piece to keep my seams straight are from Nova Montgomery, http://www.novamontgomery.com/shop/Singer-Featherweight-Parts/p/Novas-Sew-Straight-Guide.htm I reviewed it in the post http://artinsearch.blogspot.com/2013/12/projects-done-and-in-progress.html I highly recommend the guide as it helps me keep my seams straight for a long edge.