Ten of us met at Linda's spacious home today and began the day with her gourmet Belgian waffles, such a treat.
I did not really have a chance to sew, but I did press about 290 HST's and when I came home managed to get some up on the design wall ready to sew.
These are mostly Civil War reproduction fabrics with a few others thrown in to make up the necessary number. They are about 5" square and I plan to to have 16 across and 18 down a total of 288. I made them the the fast way, four at a time. Using 8" squares I sew two, right sides together with a fourth inch seam all around the outer edges.
Then when I cut them twice on the diagonal corner to corner I have four HST's.
A very fast way to make them, I use this method all the time. Using a directional fabric means they will not have the design running the same way but this is a scrappy type quilt so it isn't of any consequence.
I may begin to sew the rows together tomorrow after church, I will have a couple of hours free in the afternoon.This will be the second of the two quilts for our Pastor, the first is going on the longarm this week. I plan to quilt it with Baptist fans.