... where I ramble on about my love of quilting with my work in progress, share some of my day's doings, and offer some sewing tips along the way... You can find my completed projects on my web page at www.kwiltnkats.com.
Making Ends Meet, Saturday, 19, 2011
Happy National Quilting Day!
I've been busy sewing with Judy's Quilt-Along pretty much all day Friday with a break for a few shopping errands in the afternoon. So here's where I stand just after noon today.
Part 1 was sewing all the 144 HST. I used Triangles on a Roll for mine. It took me 55 minutes to sew them and then 30 minutes to cut them apart. Not sure if Judy's method with Triangulations considered her time at this point...if so Triangles on a Roll won by 5 minutes! Of course I did need to clip the dog ears, pull the paper, and press yet...so Judy where did your time stop?
Part 2 was had us make the Nine-Patch that's in the middle of the star. Eighteen were made.
Part 3 used the HST from Part 1 to make the star points. Part 2 Nine-Patches took on some of the star points. Two versions were made for the stars around the perimeter and the stars in the middle.
Part 4 is where I finished for lunch. We added another 2 1/2" piece to the star points and then assembled the three variations of stars in this step. Four for the stars, six for the perimeter, and the last eight go in the middle.
Part 5 starts building the chain that will run through the stars. I'm looking forward to using my dark dark blue/teal fabric. With a little luck I should be right on schedule for this project to complete tomorrow! I'll be watching the SDSU Basketball team at 3pm today and hoping for a win! Go Aztecs!