Friday, January 17, 2014

Half Square Triangles

I've had that little container of half square flannel triangles hanging around for a while. They were already sewn into squares, light and dark. I decided it might be a good time to get them made into something and started playing.

Pretty soon they had grown into a pretty good sized design.

I have the vertical rows sewn together and maybe I can get it the rest of the way sewn today/tonight. I'm liking the scrappiness of it and how easily it goes together.

The triangles were cut with my Go! cutter using the 6 1/2 inch half square triangle die.  As you can see I've already cut a fat quarter bundle into more of those triangles.

I'll  cut these "leftovers" into squares and small strips later.  Hate to waste.  Yes, I do.  This fat quarter bundle was a clearance deal at Connecting Threads.  Love those great buys!

I've been working yet again on organizing fabric.  What a mess it makes to try to make things neat!

Dinah has insisted on giving me her expert assistance.

And it IS starting to look a lot better in there.

It is a beautiful day here, sunny and cool.  The sky is just such a clear blue on these cool winter days.  Makes me smile and thank God!

I hope you're finding plenty where you are to be thankful. 

The world is so full of a number of things I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.  Robert Louis Stevenson

Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

Always love HSTs. So versatile.
Yes, you have to make a mess when you are tidying up! There is no way out of it!

Susie Swanson said...

Love how all of it is going together. I'm good at making lots of messes. I'm glad to hear you are having beautiful weather. It has been sunny here today but it felt like the March wind, it was so windy. Hugs

Sheila said...

I'm always amazed at how many awesome designs one can create with a box of simple HST's! Love what you worked up today.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love HSTs!! And I really, really love that flannel quilt you're working on... what gorgeous colors!! I've always been rather intimidated by triangles ... how to cut them accurately, etc. But now that I have my Go, I can add more triangles to my quilts ... or maybe make a triangle quilt like you're doing!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that new quilt looks great! I would think, with as many quilts as you are constantly making, that your fabric area would be a disaster LOL!

Margaret Stickland said...

G,, So nice to see your work. I have lost my mojo . How refreshing to see new ideas.