Monday, March 10, 2014

Another Test Block

I'm being incredibly indecisive about what block to make for March's Sew Pieceful Swap.  I signed up for 2 spots and have to make 8 blocks instead of 4 as a result so subconsciously I want to make a block I REALLY like.

This one is called a "Winged Square".  It's made up of 24 - 2" half square triangles and 3 - 4" blocks.  I love how dynamic it looks when the center block has some of both colors in it.  I didn't use a pattern for this block, just sketched it and dove in after seeing some on Flickr, but Amy Friend did post a tutorial awhile back.

Winged Square Test Block

I also found a blog post about using printable foundation paper templates for sewing 18 HSTs at once.  I used them to make the HSTs for my first two blocks and so far, I have to say, it's WAY FASTER.  You can find the printable templates here.

The broken camera issue has been resolved also.  I just came into a Nikon D3000 DSL camera (shout out to my dad!) and I'm excited to start using it.  I've snapped a few photos with it already but nothing quilt related yet.  I'm really happy with it so far and can't wait to learn more using it.

Sunrise Saturday 3/8

Chickadee on our new bird feeder.

I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.


  1. Very cool block. I love it.

  2. Fabric selection, placement and color are very nice.

  3. Thank you both. I had fun making it. But I think I'll be sick of HST when I'm finished.


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