Quilt Along Step-3

Hello there,

Finally got some time to blog.  As I mentioned in my earlier posts, I am participating in a  quilt along hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting.  Our step -3 of the summer Solstice Quilt Along is Half Square Triangles.

I was dreaded of half Square triangles after my last project of Big star quilt, which had lots of half square triangles. At that time, I learnt that half square triangles are not that fun if you don’t have proper tools. I had only two rulers  at the time (6″ x 24″ and 2″x 14″). It was a hassle to square up those 5″ blocks. At that time I decided that I would never start a new project without proper tools.

This time, having 91/2″ square ruler (Omnigrid) made my job much much easier. I finished trimming 216 blocks in 2 afternoons. I don’t remember how many times I thanked myself for buying that ruler :-)).  (By the way, I got it at 50% clearance at Walmart!!!).

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Well…We have only one more set of blocks to finish this quilt. Can’t wait to do Drunkards Path blocks, which will be posted this week on Thursday in Melissa’s blog. Hopefully, it will be challenging. If you are interested in this quilt along, please visit her blog – happy quilting here.

Thank you for dropping by. I will be back with more new posts about my son’s finished quilt and a quilt show at Ann Arbor-Michigan. Until then be good 🙂

Jyothi

Linking this to: http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/2016/07/summer-solstice-quilt-long-half-square.html

 

 

 

 

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2 responses

  1. happyquiltingmelissa | Reply

    Your HST’s look fantastic!!! And yes, I totally agree, having the right tools makes the job so much easier!! Great job on getting them all trimmed up 😉

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    1. Thank You Melissa 🙂

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