Anyone ever look at a stack of HST and think, "what the hell!"
That's me each and every time I look at even one HST. So, times that by 200ish.
I belong to the no waste community of quilters. It's just
wrong criminal tossing so much good fabric away. So while making my latest pattern, I ended up with a 200+ HST byproduct.
Who's not laughing now.
Back to the drawing board on the design. The pattern ended up using HST. Less fabric use, less waste.
A quilting miracle did occur recently. I hosted a quilting bee at my house with some NHMQG members to help teach the members about paper piecing and while people waited to use a machine they started trimming.
And trimming. And trimming ... Finally I got some quilting minions!
Eventually the whole stack was completed. It was a great day.
Now that these suckers are all trimmed it was fun to get out my HST Quilt Along pages and start over with this bold array of colors. The best part was knowing that no trimming would have to happen :)
Check out the blocks so far. At this point my original Sunrise Stars pattern is a 2 for 1 special. Oops.
Eventually there will be 16 blocks ... so more to come.
Luckily, I am headed to retreat this weekend.
Tomorrow is only a day away!!!!!!
There is so much potential packed away right now, maybe too much. Either way I will be excited to share what I am able to accomplish in three sewing days! Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty is my wonderful co-pilot as we head north to Marden's then retreat, oceanside.
I am already doing a victory dance as I finish packing thinking how great it's going to be!