Sunday, February 04, 2007

Finally, 576!

Well, here they are, 576 half square triangles, arranged in 16 stacks of 36 triangles:


Sure doesn't look like that many, does it? Each of the sixteen stacks has different blue fabrics, so I can make 36 blocks with no two fabrics the same. Four stacks have 36 identical blue triangles all the way down, but different tans and creams and beiges... a couple of stacks have 18 different blues, and all the rest of the stacks have 3 different blue fabrics. I'm really looking forward to sewing the blocks now! I'm not into football, so that's what I'll do instead of watch the game.

Anyone want to come over to my house Sunday and iron all these before I start to sew?

13 comments:

Helen said...

Jane I would be around in a flash if I lived anywhere near you (vbg)

Helen in the UK said...

Yeah! Congrats on getting those HSTs ready to be stitched together. A long job accomplished :)

The Calico Cat said...

Tee Hee - after you come over & iron for me!

I love how they are so scrappy! Why use 1 blue when you can use 30, 40, 50 blues? Ditto the cream!

EileenKNY said...

That quilt is so pretty, can't wait to see it done.
Wow! You are to be congratulated on 536 blocks. Since I have the attention span of a gnat, that would kill me.

joyce said...

Wow! I never have the patience to cut sew and iron all those triangles before starting to sew them together. I am too curious to see what it will look like. The sewing together will go fast this way though and I'm sure its a smarter way to work. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

quiltpixie said...

what a lot of planning went into those stacks so you can whip them together! They'll be beautiful.

Nancy said...

WOW! That's a LOT of HSTs!!! I'd love to come spend the afternoon but you'd be on your own with the ironing. That's my least favorite part even more so than squaring them up.

Gail said...

To paraphrase Kipling...You're a better quilter than I, Forest Jane...just seeing that many hst in one place would put me round the bend. I can do them all with thangles or triangles on a roll, and they will look perfect, but once together......aaaarrrggghh. I wish you ease and excellence.

Dawn said...

WOW! I can't wait to see them all together! That is going to be amazing!

Pam said...

I will send my son - I don't know how good he is at ironing but he went to Memphis when he was 11 with his Grandmother to see Graceland and the Memphis Belle - and I know he would love to go back!! I will give him a quick ironing lesson first -LOL

JudyL said...

I'd come help too if I were closer. Easy to say since I'm too far away! :) That's going to be a pretty quilt!

Passionate Quilter said...

bring 'em over--I'll press! That is such a pretty quilt--I love blues/creams.

cher said...

wow...that is a huge amount of hst's...boy won't those look great sewn up? way to go!

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