Friday, July 16, 2010

Bermuda Triangles???

Help! I've been remiss in posting because I've been lost in the sea of these hundreds of half-square triangles. I was getting behind with my Civil War Tribute blocks, so in June I decided I better make my way up to the Jam Patch and spend a few hours cutting out the blocks for that month. Most of the time, the cutting process is THE work. Fortunately, I was successful in getting almost everything cut that was needed for the 8 blocks. Then home to start sewing. . . and sewing. . . and sewing. . . Weeks later, with my head barely above sea level, 256 half-square triangles are complete - some ironed open, some not yet. Then they all have to be trimmed to 1-13/16ths! Think it's going to be another few weeks for these blocks to get done because these are the BIG half-sqaure triangles in the blocks. There are another 14 hst's in each block that are in the center area. 14 x 8 = 112  I guess I better suit up with a life preserver next time I hit my sewing room for a session. HaHa!
But in the meantime, I did get my Sampler Saturday block done. These blocks are pretty easy and only take an hour or less to do. So at least SOMETHING has been accomplished!


Jackie said...

I can't imagine that many half square triangles that small! You're right in that cutting is the work - and it's my least favorite part of the process. I dread it. Looking forward to seeing your blocks as they come together. Your Sunday Sampler block is gorgeous - I just love the fabrics!

woolwoman said...

Love the batiks - you better had come up with a good excuse for being absent from blogland for so long - I'm just not sure 256 triangles is good enough LOL ! Happy sewing - Mel