Friday, June 28, 2013

Half-Square Triangles Everywhere!

My focus for Quilt Camp sewing was to use up some Kaffe Fassett scraps. I have so many leftover pieces - particularly squares of various sizes - 3-inch; 5.5-inch; 6-inch mostly. As camp got closer and closer, I decided to make HSTs out of them. At some point during the sewing, I would decide how to use them.

Here is what I'd accomplished by the end of the day Wednesday.

I started with the 3-inch squares and made all the blocks with the 4 little HSTs. Originally I had them all laid out side by side. Two things occurred to me: one - I would need a boatload of them in order to make an entire quilt, and two - it was so busy! My eye would just not rest anywhere!

That is when I began to entertain the notion of separating them with a larger, single HST. I like how this has given a bit of order to it, and is not so overwhelming.

I will be back to camp tomorrow afternoon. I have lots of KF scraps left, and plan to add more to this quilt.

I will get pics of everyone's progress and continue to share here. I am pleased to report that one of the quilters - Linda - has taken pics in my absence, and has emailed them to me. I am able to fill in some gaps with her photos, so I do still have lots of stuff to share!

And, speaking of Linda, I don't know what kind of brain cramp I was having when I put together the last post. I completely left Linda out of the wrap-up! Sorry, Linda!! I don't know where my brain was!

See the progress in just one day? I took the top picture at around 9:30 am, and the bottom picture at around 3pm. Linda is another quilter who is going to have a finished quilt top by the end of camp.

Ok. Now all wrap-up through Wednesday is complete. I will use some of Linda's pictures to show you what went on Thursday in my next post. Stay tuned, Peeps! ;)

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Nice accomplishment at camp. I like the larger hst mixed in also. Do I see some of your daughter's quilt in there?

  2. Jayne I just love your quilt. What a brilliant way to use up all those spare HSTs.


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