I was able to spend a part of last Sunday working on the February clue for Tell It To The Stars.
I started with 8 Half Square Triangles (lovingly called HSTs) and I used the “no waste method” which I didn’t realize was called the “no waste method”. This is the way I’ve always made HSTs. I can’t remember when I first learned how to do them but this was the way I’ve always made them. When I did Celtic Solstice with Bonnie Hunter (which I’m still working on), I learned how to do HSTs with the TriRecs ruler. Now, if I had to do any more than 8 then I would definitely use the TriRecs ruler. The main reason… drawing the line down the middle. That step always just holds up the entire process for me. Doing 8 this way is no problem but I would definitely not draw those lines for a grip load of HSTs.
Then we made flying geeses. I didn’t know there was a “no waste method” to flying geese. I googled it and found a few tutorials on how to do these. I always like learning something new to see if it’s a better method than what I’ve been doing. To be able to create 4 flying geeses at a time is a great time saver and something I hope I remember to do next time. However mine weren’t that accurate in the end. Not a big deal but I could tell they were a smidge or two off. I’m not sure where I went wrong but I could tell that a bunch of my points were going to get flattened. I’m going to have to pay attention when I do them next to see where things might have gone wrong.
And I’m loving the finished block.
Here it is with January’s blocks. I’m loving the color combinations and the hand dyed fabrics.
~Wish I was quilting!
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