Sunday, January 20, 2013

Design wall & Free HST Paper

      This is the cutest idea. Lori Holt's mini design boards.  I made a couple this week with leftover school  project foam board.  I used some of my sweetest thing fabric for the binding and the zig zag detail is pretty cute. (You can not see it here but on Lori's you can.)
       I'm calling this project a UFO since I bought the pattern a year ago and am just now starting it.  Underground Railroad by Lisa Bongean@Primitive Gatherings click here to see the pattern.

  I picked up a charm pack of 1930's fabric on etsy that is vintage looking but not quite the traditional 1930's look.  At this point I am a little uncertain on the contrast of the lights and darks, I will keep going and see what happens.  I may give up and turn it into a pillow or table topper and get the real 30's fabrics.  The original is in more of a civil war fabric line.

My first block not quite all together, it's 3.5 inches unfinished.  I do like the tiny piecing but it is so hard to get the 4 patches perfectly square.  I have the center seams matched pretty good if I do say so.  That is always a challenge for me....


. You can go here to my post on free HST paper to print from home.

Free HST Paper

Check out this site for free HALF SQUARE TRIANGE pattern paper.   I have been buying these for my projects and during a late night sewing fest I realized I didn't have the right size for my project.  Ahhhh what am I going to do???!   Search the intranet and this is what I found.

You can print out any size you need and it even has a key to measure so you know your triangles are going to come out the right size!!  Thanks so much quilting and whatnot for making my sewing fest a success!