Saturday, July 30, 2011

HST Mania

I guess I have some chain piecing to look forward to!  I spent two and a half movies last night getting 600 HST units cut out.  Of course I was watching the movies during some of that time.  First up was About a Boy  with Hugh Grant, which I had never seen.  Then it was An American President which I know by heart, I've seen it so many times.  Last up was Guarding Tess, though I fell asleep after the cutting and before the end of the movie. 
There is an all day quilt event that a wife of a friend of Kurt's from work asked me to come to when she heard I was a quilter.  We met at Church last Sunday.  The group is making quilts for kids in transition.  Last time they got together they made 100 quilts!  I didn't think I would know anyone, but when I got the e-mail flyer there was a friend of mine in the pictures.  She was at the beach yesterday and was working on recruiting some ladies I knew.  Sometimes it occurs to me that I really do live in a small town.  It is a good thing. 

11 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

It sounds like you're sharing your talent for a good cause; I often wish there was something more around my area quilty related. I suppose I could always be the one to organize it.....someday.

For your HSTs...did you use Easy Angle? Triangulations? Thangles? I only question because I have two quilts that EACH require butt-loads of HSTs. The Easy Angle is great, but daunting when 500+ HSTs are needed. The way your trianlges are so perfectly shown makes me wonder if you've ventured out to other (quicker?) methods? Would love any information!!!!!

Connie said...

Looks like you are getting closer on your RRCB! Great looking HST's.

Ann Marie said...

When I did mine, I used the same red and the same neutral for all of them, I ran the neutral with freezer paper ironed on through my printer, printing on the lines to use for sewing, 25 sheets. Then I sewed around them, about one minute each sheet, then I stacked 3 sheets on top of each other, and cut them out, each sheet gives you 24 HST.
It took about about 30 minutes to sew, less than 15 to cut them all out. It didn't take too long to cut the 8.5 X 11 pieces in the beginning and only about 15 minutes to print them all out, I had 2 freezer paper templates I used. They iron on at least 13 times.
I will definitely use this method again and again, whenever Bonnie gets this nuts with the HST's again.

~Niki~ said...

you know what I'm finding hard...
I'm making a row-by-row quilt. So I try to chain piece but it sure does not work. Because there are only about 6-10 blocks per row. Same pattern, Usually diff. colors. Then I go on to the next row. It really is slowing my processing time down I feel. The quilt is for my son who will be 16 in November. He loves the military so I'm making a red-white-blue (american) colored quilt. I wanted to try a bunch of blocks/patterns so I decided on one row of each. It's taking me forever though. ! all that little bitty piecing. I cannot imagine having to cut all those pieces you did! great job. Movie watching is great for quilting.

vtquilter said...

Great job on the RRCB progress! Amazing how we get things done when we have a deadline... like the end of your summer vacation!
Saturday????? Wondering what color will be for August???

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I LOVE About a Boy! I think it is so cute. I also love Love Actually with Hugh Grant also.

mainer said...

Amazing what you can do while watching movies! Are we linking up today?

Andee said...

WOWZA! This is going to be amazing...I can't wait to see it.

Lynne said...

I was recently blessed by winning a Go Baby so if I need 3" HST I will be able to cut them easily!

I am currently knitting and sewing for kids moving into foster care; is that what you meant by "kids in transition"? Keep up the good work.

jillquilts said...

Glad you had a good time at the quilt along! How did you like About a Boy? It's one of my favorite Hugh Grant movies. :)

Candace said...

Wow, a picture is worth a thousand words, that's a lot of work. The quilt event sounds like a good cause and it sounds like they come to work. 100 quilts!