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Monday, August 24, 2015

Another UFO

Three things to be happy about:
(1) scary movies
(2) finding hidden treasure
(3) buying fabric online...

... which I haven't done in more than 2 years!

I was going through a bag of scraps (and discards) looking for large hunks to cut down when I found a zippered bag with these cute little blocks!

I vaguely remember participating in a half-square triangle block swap when I used to hang out on the quilting forum at About.com.

Oh my that place has changed in the last 15 or so years!  It started out being called something like "the mining company," covering any and all topics before it evolved into what it is today.  Well, it still does that, but now it's more organized, and Janet Wickell does a fantastic job as their quilt expert!

Anyway, I don't remember how many of these HST's I collected, they're probably scattered here and there among my stuff, but at some point I pieced a few blocks and even joined three sets of pairs together...

There were eleven blocks in the bag, made from 2-1/2" squares with muslin as the background part.

I like the look of these set flush together; this will make a great leader/ender project!  I have lots of 2-1/2" color strips, so as I'm cutting fabric I'll cut some muslin strips to use for HST's.

My Easy Angle ruler will make cutting triangle pairs easy enough.

That's it for now, have a great Monday -  sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. It's always so much fun to discover lost treasures! I like the look of these pinwheel-y blocks, too. Since I'm always lacking the neutrals dept. I was just wondering how these would look with multi-colored backgrounds and neutrals for the pinwheels and corners? Hm....good thing I know where MY easy angle ruler is because I'm thinking I just might have to try that.

  2. What a fun block! Don't you just love rediscovering a box of blocks? I recently found a box like that, added some more blocks and now it's a top waiting it's turn to be quilted and given to Project Linus.


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