Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day Progress

Happy Father's Day to all my friends.  I hope you had a great day and even if you aren't or weren't a father I hope you all had a great day.

My day was a mixture of things.  I tried to do one of the Splendid Sampler blocks (6 1/2") which was teeny hexies.  The template for the hexies is around 3/4".  My big fingers didn't like that so I have put that aside to try later.

I did, however, finish up May Adinkra block.  I hope that this week the June block will be out.  Here is a picture of all my Adinkra blocks that have been done so far.  I can't believe that I'm up to date with that BOM.  It might be the first one that I've managed to keep up to date on.  :)

I was on a roll so I decided to do something a bit different for me.  I did....drum roll please...Half Square Trianges (HST)!!!!  What brought this on?  I mean now?  I didn't want to do them when they were the bucket list drawing but now I do?  Jeesh.  I need to get with the program.  :)

The reason I was doing them was because I watched the Missouri Star Quilt Company video this week about the East Starburst Quilt.  You can watch it here if you haven't seen it yet.

They used 10" squares to make this large Starburst but I had some precut 5" squares so I dcieed to make a smaller version.  I have all of my HST cut and sewn together and laid out.  That is where I stopped.  I took a picture of it (see below) and I will look at it in a day or two to see if I still like that layout.

Like the one from Missouri Star Quilt Company, I am doing mine in black and white.  Well in shades of it anyway.  I had a Stonehenge stonechip pack so I know that the colors all go together and I had a charm pack of all white 5" squares.  So mine is around half the size as the one they did for the video.  It's not lined up right in the photo since I had to lay it out on two different boards and they are just pinned on.  I can see some little changes I will want to make before sewing it all together.  Then after that I will put on a black border.

Time for me to sign off for the night.  Tomorrow is a busy day at the office tomorrow.  Truman State University McNair Scholar's are coming out on campus for a site visit so I will be busy with them until around 2 p.m.

Everybody have a great day/night.  Until next time...happy stitching.

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