Did you see my post Wednesday about pressing quilt blocks? Well Jan P sent me this tip:
I just read your "Seam Stick" info. A gal here just went to Home Depot and bought a piece of something called banister stock. (At least that I what I think it is called...whatever it is used for banisters on stair cases). She just cut it into sections and Voila we all had a "Seam Stick" at a fraction of the price!!!!!!!
Instead of sewing I was dragging pine branches the last few days and I'm spending my weekends working on my June online selling workshop. But this is the perfect time to have some quick sewing to do.
I got another 100 blocks sewn for the ugly quilt for a total of 270.
There's still lots more left to do!
I did finish all of the blocks for the pretty quilt last Saturday so I'm going to focus on developing a layout for this one while I work on the ugly quilt blocks.
I picked this block this week. It's a pretty common block used in quilts like this.
This layout is a pinwheel of sorts and created jsut by using 4 blocks and rotating 3 of them to create a larger 4-patch. According to Blockbase this blocks was published in the Kansas City Star in 1941. It doesn't have a name, it's block #1140b in Blockbase.
In this version I flipped the top left and lower right blocks in the large 4-patch. Technically that's a different block I suppose.
This is kind of fun. Alternating blocks are flipped.
This is kind of fun too.
Then I decided to mix it with this block.
I think that's kind of fun too and would look great in kids prints. It's like worms.
I think that's enough for today! The pine tree is calling.
For those interested in joining here's some basic info:
- There are no rules, your project just has to use half square triangles, it doesn't have to be exclusively HST blocks.
- Post your progress in your photo sharing site or blog or website and link up here.
- Grab the link button code on the left if you want to put it on your own site.
- I'll draw a winner each Friday for a selection of hand dyed scrap fabrics.
I hope you'll join the fun!