Wednesday, September 3, 2014

This week's Work In Progress

I've had a little group of bonus half square triangles (HST) hanging around for a couple of months. These little guys were bonus pieces from the aqua star table runner I made earlier this spring. The bonus HSTs were cut from the points of the star blocks. One side of the bonus HST is a printed weave fabric in an oatmeal color and the other half is a multi-colored houndstooth print in aqua, bubblegum, orange and green. Both prints were from Michael Miller's Textured Basics. 

The bonus blocks are small, only 1 3/4 inches each once I pressed and squared them. No piece too small to save right? There were 23 of them. Now what to do... Whatever it will be it will be a small project. I'm thinking of pinwheels... and maybe a pillow. I've done a number of HST projects recently but none of them were pinwheels. Here's the little guys waiting to be pressed.  

This is a busy week, the Madison Quilt Expo starts on Thursday and goes through Saturday. I went to the show one day last year and looked around and bought things. I might try to dive in and learn something this year by taking a class or two. There were lots of cool looking classes on modern quilting and scraps so I hope to check a few of those out while there... Last year I had a little too much much fun doing a full day of shopping, if that's possible! They also have an area to work on charity quilts; I hope to spend some time working on them this year. 

This will be my first linkup at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilting blog!  Check out her Nordic deer block - are you kidding me, how cute is that!


  1. Sweet runner and those hsts are so cute! They'll make lovely pinwheels :)

    p.s. do you know your word verification is on?

    1. Turned that right off, thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Your colours drew me over from Freshly Pieced! Love the red & aqua. And yay for using up orphaned blocks! :)

  3. Hi Heather! Just popping back over from your comment on my blog. I would have answered you by e-mail, but you're showing as a no-reply blogger. :)