My husband very graciously held up ColorWheel Bloom for me this morning, as it simply melted into my usual place of the design wall in my sewing studio/room. I like the bright rainbow of colors framed by the sawtooth points and the breathing space given to all of that by the white borders. A happy juncture.
Now the nightmare begins. How to quilt this thing?
So, I’m pinning along on Pinterest, chasing down Crossed Canoes, checking out boards (it’s the after-lunch slump) and found this tutorial for a new way to make half-square triangles.
The drawback: all the outside edges are on the bias. Like the video says, squirt them with some sort of spray starch.
The benefits: about the easiest way to make half-square triangles I’ve even seen. I found this on WhipUp.net, and she included a chart (WhipUp is no longer available):
Now I’m going to go and dig up about a hundred HST (Half Square Triangle) type quilts and make them all tonight, just like I usually do (cough, cough). I love the one below, found on QuiltBarn’s website (and titled Rainbow Zig-Zag).
I”m making progress on my now-in-its-fourth-incarnation Scrappy Star. Yes, I am. Stay tuned.