Wednesday, July 25, 2012

W.i.P Wednesday: Make it Mini


This week I tackled this stack of fabrics for the BMQG Lowell Quilt Festival challenge.  The rules are basically the same as the QuiltCon Block Challenge, create a mini-quilt using the colors of the QuiltCon logo.

I went with my fave, half-square triangles.  I threw my 2 1/2" squares in a bag and pulled them out in pairs, à la  Denyse Schmidt, to make the HSTs.




Once they were all trimmed they went back in the bag and I chain pieced them in to 10 rows of 10.  I tried really hard to just pull them out and stick them on in whatever direction they came out of the bag.

I really need to remember there is no "mini-magic"... sewing together 100 2" squares is no faster than sewing together 5" squares but the end result is only 15" square.  At least the quilting will go quickly:-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I love this! Looking at it real quick, I thought you were going for a heart shape out of the HST.

    I can't wait to see this one all quilted.

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  2. love how it turned out! so random and modern looking! are you adding maybe a black border or grey or white?

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  3. Looks great! Love the colors.

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  4. Wow, love those triangles, they look great! So fresh and zingy!

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  5. Wow! Who would have thought what a great quilt you could get out of those half square triangle?!

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  6. Absolutely love it! Great work!

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  7. How lovely! What a great use for the quiltcon colors, Are you thinking of submitting this block for their challenge as well?

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  8. Gorgeous!
    How ya gonna quilt it?

    Happy Sewing

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  9. That is a lot of little triangles.
    I only did just a very little bit this evening on the one I am making for church that has little triangles in it.

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  10. I love it! It is very pretty. I love half square triangles and the pops of orange are perfect!

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  11. So fancy! I love the colors!

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  12. This is super cute! I really love the colors :-D

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