Monday, November 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday November 14, 2011

This week finds me working on my Happy Birthday Quilt. This quilt requires a whole bunch of half square triangles, that are then sewn into two different blocks based of your Birthday month and day. I will be making 80 of each.

Then the blocks are arranged  with a solid square in the middle.  You keep turning the blocks a quarter of a  turn, until you find the combination that you like, and then sew them all together. Here are a couple of ways that I arranged the blocks. Still a little busy, so I will keep turning. I am leaning towards the second one- but not completely sold yet. Will post the final later this week.

BD Block 1

BD Block 2

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  1. So far I think I prefer the second block layout. Everywhere I look these days quilters are doing creative stuff with HSTs.

    I'm working with some scrappy HSTs of my own - 1,080 of them - just two seams left per block.

  2. Oh fun that is. I don't think I'd be able to stop turning them!! Can't wait to see what you finally come up with.

  3. This looks fun. I love turning blocks and catching different designs. It's like a kaleidoscopic.

  4. Very different looks between the two. I'm not sure which I like better. Suppose turning some more you'll stumble on it! Sandi

  5. Very cool idea! I think I'd have a hard time making a final decision on this one. So many great options! Hope you've made lots of progress this week. :o)


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