June 29, 2012

Getting a start

I decided to use just the fabric I received in the Bits + Pieces Scrap Bundles from Pink Chalk Fabrics.   I knew I wanted to make a HST Solids Quilt, but I was limited by the size of the scraps.  Most of the pieces would accommodate cutting 7" squares, only a couple were too small.  So I went with 7 " squares.

My favorite method of making HST's is sewing all four sides, slicing, twice on the diagonals, this would produce 4.5" HST, too small, I thought; so I used the traditional method and matched my squares, marked the diagonal, stitched 1/4" on each side, and sliced on the marking.  I did two rounds, so I only have two of each color way.  It was easier for me, that way.

My cutting table and my design wall are my dining room table; here's all the HST's laid out and ready to stitch.  Hopefully, I'll get a lot done, today.  Tomorrow is our annual Davis family reunion at my Aunt Vicky's.

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. Looks like a makings of a great quilt! I use that method for HSTs too, so much easier than the other method and it's four out of one! =D


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