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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Star Light Star Bright

A friend, a quilting blogger, wrote it took her a whole day to make 288 half square triangles as we were sharing our experiences with the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long being led by Melissa at Happy Quilting. It took me a few hours a day for five days to complete mine.
Center Squares inside of Geese

The first and a quite important step was deciding which fabric mixes were to be used per block. Thank goodness for my design board where I could organize and visualize how the fabric choices and colors worked together. Finally being satisfied I labeled my blocks as:
(Fabric Match defined is the fabric used for the geese per block)

 Fabric 1 + Fabric Match (f1+fm) - 2 squares of each to make 4 HSTs per block

Fabric 2 + Fabric Match (f2+fm) - 2 squares of each to make 4 HSTs per block

Fabric 1 + Background (f1+bg) - 2 squares of each to make 4 HSTs per block

Fabric 2 + Background (f2+bg) 2 squares of each to make 4 HSTs per block

Fabric Match + Background (fm+bg) 8 squares each to make 16 HSTs per block


288 HSTs sewn and trimmed!!
Aren't they scrumptious?

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  1. They are scrumptious! The quilt is going to be beautiful!

  2. Your HST are wonderful! What method do you use? I just posted my favorite way to make lots of HST on my blog. Would love to know how you made yours - they are perfect.

  3. They are just so scrumptious!!! And I love the way you used your design wall to pair up your fabrics. The pairings are so very pretty. I can't wait to see this come together!!

  4. This is really starting to come along. I love the combinations you came up with.

  5. Your quilt is coming along quite nicely! HST week is always the hardest! This week will be far easier.

  6. That's a lot of HSTs! Totally worth it though. :)

  7. Oh, yay! They are sew sweet! Your blocks look great on that design wall, Joanie! LOVE it!

  8. Beautiful HST! They are very sweet, the quilt is going to be wonderful.

  9. I love the versatility of HST's. They can be used so many fun ways. Your stacks are perfectly yummy, for sure!

    I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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