|I think I'll take the corners off the block on the left and|
replace the outer triangle with white.
Maybe it will grow on me... I love all three fabrics.
I finally resorted to half square triangle paper and threw away all of my unsuccessful pieces.
I'll tell you about the triangle paper later in this post.
|Four Winds. 56 HST and 8 1-inch finished squares!! Oh yeah!|
Friendship Star. A sewist-friendly block if there ever was one! Except that I ran out of the light green background so the corner squares are a slightly different fabric. Hardly noticeable in real life but it shows up pretty well in the photo.
There are lots of ways to make a HST, but my favorite has become using triangle paper. You can use Thangles or Triangle Paper or you can find various directions for doing them without paper. I just bought software that makes about three dozen sizes and prints on whatever kind of paper you can put into your printer. It's called Print and Sew from 1-2-3 Quilt at http://www.quiltpro.com/. I'm not endorsing it and I haven't been paid any money to say this so take it with a grain of salt. But I like it.
I get nice crisp squares with hst paper... and once I cut off the dog ears my pieces fit together well!
These are some of the 64 pieces of the Four Winds block.
Next I hope to be finishing up the raffle quilt for the preschool class. I also have to get back to my DD's blue and brown quilt one of these days.