Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thank goodness for chain-piecing!

I was feeling the need for a repetitive project that I could just do in stages and see my progress as I go along. I've been hoarding this charm pack of Lila Tueller's Soiree for a long time now and was waiting for the perfect project. Well, I have lots of fabric that I'm "saving for the perfect project" so I figured, eh, just get sewing!! It felt good to work on all these half-square triangles in stages. I haven't done a half-square triangle quilt before, so hopefully I still enjoy the process later on in the project. At this point I'm just trimming the squares down, which I think will be the worst part, but I am watching Julie and Julia on loan from the Boston Public Library, I'm home alone and it's a beautiful day. Things are going well! :) I actually don't know what the final product will look like, but I feel okay with that. I just want to finish these HST's and think about the layout and the size of the quilt later.

Thanks for looking!
Siobhan, was this less excruciating??


  1. I could sing the praises of chain-piecing all day long! I just made 62 strip sets for the new crazymomquilts quilt-along. Chain-piecing is how I get through the tedious parts like that. :-)

    Liz J.

    P.S. I have two more of those Soiree charm packs if you want or need them! They're just sitting around my stash, not being used. I'd happily pass them along.

  2. Squaring off is so painful, but then you can move on to the fun part...the layout!

    I can't wait to see how it turns out! xox


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