Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Blue and green HST zig zags

      A while back, I bought a layer cake that was very reasonable from Fort Worth Studio and had my mother sew a 10" white square to the print square all the way around. I glue basted the corners so we did not need pins and would counteract her practice of pushing the fabric through the machine instead of letting it feed. She can sew straight seams, sometimes she zooms around the corners too fast.

     I finally had the time to press and cut the squares diagnally twice, resulting in 4 triangles. Instead of opening them up and trimming all four sides, I used the Clearly Perfect Slotted Ruler to trim just 2 sides, then press the HST open. Saves lots of time and handling of those bias edges. The rulers work, but are flimsy as I snapped the corner of one just picking it up. 


     I then laid out the HSTs in a zig zag pattern. The HSTs are 6 1/2", finish at 6", so this a large comfort quilt. I numbered and clipped all the columns together and bagged this for webbing sewing at our upcoming quilt guild retreat in March. I will have my second shot by then and not be a threat to anyone. Isn't it tough when people walk by and back off near you like you are an outcast?

 

9 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, that's going to be SEW pretty, Linda!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh I like this!!! Its going to be so cute!! and yes - its weird right? I am not a hugger, and was always trying to stay back enough to not be in the path of a hug.... and now... heck fire - funny....

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

That is SO pretty! - ;))

Quiltdivajulie said...

Not having gotten even my first shot (another several weeks), I have no idea what it would be like to be in a room of people and have someone come too close and then back away . . . Your comfort quilt is going to be really really nice!!

Vicki W said...

Ooooh, love this quilt!

Mystic Quilter said...

Nice pattern and colours and at least you had a little help!!!
Happy to read that you're almost ready to go with your last shot. Our first shipment has arrived and first off the nurses giving the vaccines had their shots and now they will immunise all the border workers.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pretty colors!

O'Quilts said...

Yeah for the shots. And, lovely comfort quilt and lovely that you not only still have a mother, but that she can sew!! xo

Kathy S. said...

Oh these colors and fabrics are gorgeous, Linda!