Monday, February 27, 2012

Quilting with a Friend

For my Jubilee Quilt  I need 56 blocks made up of 25 half square triangle blocks.  So in this post I showed you a stack of squares that only make up about 37 blocks.  Here is my next batch of squares all paired, marked and ready to sew on each side of the line...

The above group will make approximately 300 HS triangle blocks.  This is about 50 more than I need to complete my project but I figure while I am in the mode of cutting and making these I would go ahead and do so.  The extras will go in my "1 1/2" box for future scrappy  projects. Plus I am going to mix in some of the squares I made in this post with these blocks.  So, I will have plenty.

The next step is to slice on the marked line and press open.  This is a bit tedious but something I don't mind doing because I can sit and watch TV as I put them in a slotted box to keep them organized.  After I press I put them in in no particular order because they will come back out to be trimmed to 1 1/2 inches square.

Hezzie loves to be part of the action.  He kept his head here for several hours while I pressed the squares open.  He doesn't find this tedious at all......

Even when I would get up to take a break and come back, he would lay his head back down.  Such a loyal companion.  :)

Be sure to link over to Judy at Patchwork Times  today and see what everyone else is working on today.

Thanks for reading!



Dawn said...

What a sweet helper you have.
Great HST production you have going. Sounds like a fabulous quilt you have planned.
Plus, one can never have enough HST's at the ready ;-)

Lori said...

Hezzie is hilarious!! Such a cute photo!! Nice progress on all the hst too!! Woo-Hoo!!