I was tickled that so many enjoyed the FUN monthly special days. I was gently reminded of a few others. I really need to address two important ones - no I really didn't forget, I was waiting for my first March posting.
FOR PDF OF THIS YEARS QUILT http://nqaquilts.org/free-projects/
I needed the work space, so went ahead of the group and assembled the entire quilt top for Melissa's Happy Quilting quilt along. It needs a couple of borders to make it twin size. I really love how this looks - might just have to make another one of these. It isn't too late to join in - button is on the side.
This is a UFO challenge list project for one of my on-line groups. It is a HST (half square triangles) quilt made from layer cakes. I think the LC was from Connecting Threads - Hearth and Home. I just need to hand sew the binding and done. My Moda Charm project has gone off to the long armer to play with. Then I will have that binding.
I liked the HST quilt, that it inspired me to finally cut into the FQs I got from my grandson for Christmas. First heavily starch and press your fabric as you will be ending up with bias edges on all your squares. I just matched 2 FQ, layed right sides together (RST) and cut two 10" squares. The left over strip I will save for borders.
Sew a 1/4" all around the outside edges. I sew off edge, turn and start on new edge, repeat - all four edges. Chain sewed all these right thru. Then cut your squares on both diagonals. Remember, lots of bias, carefully press to darkest side.
Now to play - you can make pinwheels. (actually this is what I am going to use)
Or you can mix them up. I didn't think to show them in a triangle row. Just have FUN. Each HST will square up to 6.5", so joining 4 together will give you a 12.5" unfinished block - to help you with figuring size.
I have a long way to go. The fabric was on the table for a bag project, I just used it to 'frame out' the cross stitch and to cut down on the glare. I have my SIL working on a small piece, but she wouldn't let me show it.
The March wind roars
Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here."
- Author Unknown