"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Half Square Triangles (HSTs)…what do you do with them?

I pulled an old project from the bin and decided I needed to put the final border on it. Not remembering what I had finished to date on this particular top…and assuming I was just going to add a solid single piece border to finish it…I unfolded the top and voila…out fell a baggie full of untrimmed, pressed HSTs. Well, of course, I decided to start trimming these little fellows…down to 1-3/4” I might add.

2 hours later…and still motivated to sew…I started to turn them into 77 tiny little pinwheels! That was as far as I got last night…as I became tired and went to bed. Can you blame a gal for sewing into the late night and then needing sleep?!

I still need to put them together into some arrangement and get the final border done…but that will happen another day. I have the layout in my head…just need to make it materialize into a border!

smoky mountain stars quilt 001

Oh, by the way, I am NOT going to show the quilt top these belong to…until it gets completely finished. This is on my UFO list to finish this year…and I still have 2 months left!  Happy quilting  ;0) k


  1. Well, that wasn't fair. I scrolled down to see the top and was sooooo disappointed. But will wait with baited breath. ;-)

  2. That wasn't nice was it? I am sorry. I hope to sew the border on this week and then post a finished top! It will be worth the wait I believe.