This is what I've been working on this weekend instead of important stuff. It is a little quilt top of friendship stars that measures about 13" X 18" that I made from a pile of scraps. I know I saw this on someone else's blog, but now that I'm looking, I can't find it.
|Interlocking Friendship Stars|
This all started with a pile of leftover 2.5" strips from the piano key border I showed you a few days ago.
I needed some 2.5" squares for a Signature block swap, so I chopped up some of the strips into squares. (Many thanks to my friend Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works for the speedy service. I ordered the Kona white on Wednesday night and it was in my mailbox on Friday!)
The tutorial for these little blocks is here at p.s. i quilt.
This method produces a big pile of tiny triangles. But if you sew across the corner twice, like in this Weed Whacker tutorial at Quiltville, you end up with a pile of tiny half-square triangle units. I made 60 signature blocks which left me with 120 bonus HSTs!
|1.75" HST will finish at 1.25"|
I used all but 8 of the bonus blocks in the friendship stars. I could have spent all night rearranging those colors, but I didn't. I was anxious to sew them together, so I let them fall where they may. I wish I had moved a couple, but it's just fine the way it is.
Now I need to sign 60 blocks. I'm using a super fine piece of sandpaper to stabilize the blocks while I write.
|3 down, 57 to go!|
In family news...
Pete's band, Attractive Dan, won the high school Battle of the Bands! Not bad for 2 juniors and 2 sophomores. They are trying to decide how to spend their cash prize of $75.
|Pete on drums with Attractive Dan|
Julia sang the National Anthem at opening day of her recreational slow pitch softball league. She did a lovely job and it was a good warm up for her gig at the PawSox on Mother's Day.
|Oh, say, can you see...|
We've got a busy week ahead, so there might not be much sewing going on. I actually just packed up my machine so I could clean up around it. If I do have any free time, I will be prepping applique pieces.