I am entering the Halfway quilt in the local fair this year.
There are usually between 75 and 100 total quilts at our local county fair. Yep, that is a lot, but quilting is big around here.
I will be there this weekend and will share pictures and results as they are available. I don’t expect a big prize, but maybe a ribbon…
We’ll see. I don’t enter to win, but to support a local event. And it is nice to get feedback on my work. It helps me to improve.
The Heritage Stars quilt generated a number of “waste” triangles that didn’t want to go to waste.
So I made pillows instead. Matchy-matchy, but hopefully in a good way.
No tutorial…I just trimmed the Half-square triangles to a standard size (in this case, 2-1/2″) and fiddled around with layout options. I hope he is pleased.
The Halfway quilt is now a completely assembled top. YAY!
The top is 84″ x 96″”. 56 blocks of 56 pieces each. That was so many half square triangles. And so many scraps. I am planning a tutorial, but it will probably be a while in the making. If you are interested, though, the half square triangles FINISH at 6″, 3″ and 1-1/2″.
I think there are around 500 different fabrics in the top, which is what makes THIS so…
What is the word for I-didn’t-think-two-of-the-same-fabric-could-possibly-end-up-next-to each-other?
You might notice it in the upper right hand quadrant of the top.
Bad picture, but a good step.
I am hoping for assembly by the weekend.
ps–Does this look energetic, or just nervous? I can’t decide, but it’s too late to turn back now.
That is a lot of half-square triangles.
In fact, it is 56 blocks of 56 pieces each, or 1568 half square triangle units. Good heavens!
Time to assemble.
What started as a pile of scrap half square triangles handed down by a fellow quilter is gradually turning in the Halfway Quilt.
I have shared this picture before, but this is what 16 blocks looked like.
There are now 28.
That is halfway to 56, my goal number for a queen size quilt.
I plan to create a full tutorial for this project when the time comes, but, if you want to get started on those half square triangles and all the necessary squaring up, the units are 6-1/2″, 3-1/2″ and 2″. That is cut size, not finish size.
This should be a top by sometime in March, maybe even by the end of February.
The Halfway quilt is also coming along. Two large projects going at the same time can be a little discouraging because it is a long time to a finish.
Maybe I will be able to do some quilting on one of the waiting tops to make myself feel better.
In the meantime, I keep piecing. I have used nearly all of the original half-square triangles from the scrap box. Now I have to sort, cut, stitch and trim as I go. That is slowing the process down, but I hope to get a few blocks a week done until near the end of February. That should get me to the “assemble” point.
I really like the way this is looking and want to see it stitched together.