29 October 2010

My Little Affair with Half Square Triangles

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Yes, it’s true.  As much as I love my four-patches and nine-patches, my strips of all sizes, and just squares in general, I have a secret love.  Half square triangles.   I LOVE them…I want to wallpaper a room in them…and actually?  I have been known to dream about them.  I know.  Sad.  Anyways someday I have a plan to make a bucket of them in all of my favorite fabrics—with various assorted backgrounds—also I will throw in some 4-patches just cuz.  I will use them like…legos or pattern blocks.  I will never sew them together.  They will be just for playing with.



  
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When I get started on a new quilt the first thing I do is figure out what type of units I want to use.  If I have an idea in mind I will draw it out first on graph paper and look at how it plays with the squares on the page.  But sometimes I just want to play on the design wall, and for that I usually head straight to the magical half-square triangle, sometimes with some plain squares or four patches thrown in.  And then I do this for days on end…


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I don’t usually change my mind about the background half-way into it…



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But sometimes I do.



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I hope to make up my mind tonight…after I play just a little bit more.
Have a happy and safe Halloween weekend!!

27 October 2010

Scraps along update

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I’m having way too much fun with these scraps!

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I thought I’d stop at four and get some other stuff done before the next tutorial. 


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But I couldn’t stop…


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I am stopping now though.

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Because this is calling my name.


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Can you hear it?

25 October 2010

CUTENESS

It’s official

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I now have the cutest keys in the world.


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I can’t show what else I got ‘cause it’s for Christmas.  They have some seriously awesome stocking stuffers!  And?  They sent me 2 pairs of earrings for FREE…just because.  I heart ModCloth.

23 October 2010

Sew Scraps Along

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I’m joining in the scrap sewing extravaganza over at Pleasant Home.  If you have never been to Jody’s blog you must go over NOW!  So much wonderfulness, seriously.  I am (as usual) a bit behind.   When I re-arranged my sewing room last Summer I started cutting my scraps into squares and strips so they’re ready to use.

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Unfortunately  hadn’t yet gotten to all the scraps I’d collected pre-clean up.  So today I tackled them…what a mess! I didn’t get out my camera until I was well into it….that red tub was overflowing along with a couple of other smaller ones, you get the idea. 

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But now I’ve got them sorted and bagged and “tubbed” yay!

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Here is what I’ve kept out to do my scrap patchwork with.

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I’m excited to get started….

17 October 2010

Country Loft Quilt Show

As promised, more pictures from the Country Loft’s annual Fall Quilt Auction and Show.  Still not sure how I forgot to post these after I took them.  Once again I have to remind you that they all had to be taken with a telephoto so there are some odd angles etc.  Enjoy!
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This is even more gorgeous in person.  It was just too bright out that day to get the color right.  Windy too so some of the quilts were kind of flying around.
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Love the quilting in this one.
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More to come.  And I think I figured out the text between pictures thingy…yay!!!