if you haven’t already guessed it i’ve been bit by the quilting bug. i have officially spent way to much time looking at fabric online, planning way too many quilts i want to make and working on the four quilts i have in progress. and to be honest with you, i love it.
last night i was hand sewing the binding on this quilt while watching my favorite abc comedies, sipping on chai tea, cats by my side. i enjoyed every minute of it.
so my blog friend jeni over at in color order is hosting a half-square triangle block of the month quilt. i have yet to do anything like this and with my new found love for quilting i was immediately on board!
being new to this i don’t really have a stash of fabric to pull from, so i found a couple online shops and sales and pulled together this lovely collection of purples and greens.
i’m planning restyling one of my guest rooms with purple as the inspiration, so i thought this quilt could go in there and help inspire me to pull things together.
last night i pieced everything together. i was actually pretty happy with the results since this was my first time piece together a block. i did have a couple issues, but that was to be expected. here’s what i came up with.
proud of myself for actually completing it i checked the final measurements. the finished block should be 12.5 inches square. well, i’m short about .5 inches all the way around. crap. i’m not exactly sure where things got screwy, but it looks like i’ll be making another block.
i cut all my squares last night and started making my HSTs, then i ran of out thread. double crap.
now i’m at a stand still until i can get my hands on some thread. thankfully i have until the end of january to sew up another block. i’m hoping to turn my
screwup practice block into a pillow or something like that, so no harm done.
you are also welcome to join in the the fun too! hop on over to ‘in color order’ and read about all the detail here.
and swing on over to kim’s blog to check out her blocks for january. she’s being extra ambitious buy making two. go kim!
do you think you’ll be playing along?