Friday, February 9, 2018

Half Triangle Squares Progress

Progress is being made!  
I've actually got 480 of the 840 half triangle square I need for Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing class. I will probably make two pillow shams using  some of the same units. I'll probably need an extra 64 square units or more. (EEK!)  

The good news is the Accuquilt multiple triangle die is working great.  Cutting takes hardly any time (or so it seems.)  I'm sewing the units as leader enders and often sew 5 or 6 in a row.  

The goal is to have all of the necessary triangle square units done by the class on 2/20.  And, all of 168 of the white string quilt blocks done.  Even if I don't have them all done I will have a substantial amount of both of these units finished by then.  

I am using 2 plastic "scones boxes" for triangle squares storage.  My local Wegmans grocery sells some really good lemon scones in plastic boxes.  And as a bonus the boxes work great to store these units especially since you can see what's in them.  I'm using cherry tomato plastic boxes for the 4.5" string blocks.  Eventually, the boxes can be tossed in the recycling can.  I love when I can use things again before I recycle them. Do you use some non "quilt" things in your studio? 

Have you ever seen a sign like this?  I saw one at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse last week or so.  Pat and I really like their food.  Unfortunately, I hate beer so I don't enjoy the brews but, ahhhh, the food is good.  I think the sign is fairly new.  What a great way to assist our combat wounded veterans.  

I'm ready to get back to the sewing machine (you know those triangle units are calling my name.)  I'm linking up with the following linky parties: Needle and Thread Tursday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Finished or Not Friday, and Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Whoa, that is a LOT of HSTs! I hope you are able to meet your goal by February 20th.

  2. Jamestown Landing is one of my favorite BH quilts. I look forward to seeing how yours turns out.

  3. We have those signs everywhere down here by us. I’m in Alabama and we have a post near by and a large retired military group. I think it’s a great idea. Hugs,

  4. Using scone boxes sounds dangerous to me. Look! I have a new project and need more boxes...lots more boxes! Bring on the scones!!

    Just kidding :) It's smart to use stuff like that if you can. And those clear plastic boxes are so great for fabric because you know exactly what's inside. No "mystery" boxes lurking on the shelves.

    Sounds like your Accuquilt is really helping with all the little pieces.

  5. I'm getting read to invest in a quilt with somewhere over 800+ HSTs, so perhaps I should invest in that die you're talking about. Your pile looks wonderful, and I like the idea of using the produce boxes.

  6. First of all, I have to tell you how much I enjoy the blooming buds on your tree for your masthead.
    But I do like the Valentine's runner as well. ( On previous post)
    I wish I could say my wall hanging was closer to finished than it is.

    Your half square colors are awesome. They will be so refreshing and great when put together.


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