Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Starting something New!!

I had a little finish last week.  I finally finished the quilt from the cruise with Pat Sloan and Bonnie Hunter that I went on a year ago.  And shame on me, you're going to have to wait for a picture.  I promise to get one tomorrow and post it ASAP.  Meanwhile, check this out!  I started playing.
I have been absolutely itching to make something with HST's and this seemed like a good time to do it.  Do I have xmas gifts to make?  yes  Do I have laundry to do?  yes   Should I be out getting some exercise?  yes
But seriously people, when the urge strikes, a quilter just has to go with it.  A few weeks ago I bought some lovely Kona yardage.  I am pretty sure it is called Citrus.  I pulled it out and then starting piling up some fabrics to go with it.
I know this doesn't look like a whole lot but, guess what, it's TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO half square triangles!!!
Yesiree!  I cranked these babies out and, according to my mathematical calculations, I have enough yellow yardage left to end up with a total of 535 HST's.  They are 2 inches finished so even that many won't be a huge quilt.
It's always fun to get out the old graph paper notebook isn't it?  I felt so smart jotting things down on my graph paper and using my calculator to get the square root of 535.
I kept stacking my little babies up hoping they would look like a million units.  No luck.
But isn't this fun?!  I swear it's so much brighter in real life.
Then the design wall playing got silly.  What if it looked like the yellow just dribbled off the bottom?  Uh, not so good.
Notice a little difference here?  Now it's a spiral.
How about now?  That hot pink in the center was distracting to me so I got rid of it.  Much better in my opinion. 
Apparently I didn't get the dribbling yellow out of my system because I was still messing around with it.  Truth be told, it now has two silly dribbles off the bottom but I didn't get a photo of that.  Tomorrow I'm going to buckle down and churn out a few hundred more with a bigger variety of fabrics.  Right now it's getting late so I'm going to make a to-do list for tomorrow and then hit the sack.  The first thing on the list will be to take pictures of my newest finished quilt.  Come back soon.  Nighty night!

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  1. some people have trouble posting here so I thought I would try.