Saturday morning I stitched the 4 1/2" center star of block 1 of Barbara Brackman's Threads of Memory BOM.
Such a cute little star needed the rest of the pieces for the 12" block. Finishing this block was top of my list BUT for some reason I did not want to deal with the 4 quarter square triangles surrounding my cute little star. I simply was not in the mood for cutting squares into triangles and putting them back together.
So I fiddled with this and that around the house. I wanted block two completed. I did not want to stitch triangles. And I fiddled some more. Until a light bulb went off in my head!
I remembered I have a book showing a method for stitching the Quarter Square Triangles 2 at a time without using triangles. Out came Lynn Wilder's Patchwork Math book. On page 6 I found what I was looking for. I added one number to Lynn's formula gave me the size to cut my fabric and in nothing flat had this ....
Four perfectly square, made to order Quarter Square Triangles. Thank you, Lynn!
Lynn has a wonderful blog - Sewn' Wild Oaks. Go make friends, if you aren't already.
My copy of Patchwork Math was purchased from In Between Stitches.
The remaining four pieces of this block were simple 4 1/2" squares. My block was completed in record time. Could have done it sooner had I not wasted all that time fiddling.
Two blocks down. I am current with this BOM until the March block is released.
The postman was very generous today. The bright yellow backing arrived from BackSide Fabrics. I can get my great niece's eye blinding quilt to my quilter.
I do believe that YELLOW is perfect for this quilt.
And the postman also had my pretty Henley Flowers - Purple by Makower UK from Shabby Fabrics. Adding these with a pretty blue fabric from my stash gives me most (I have a tone on tone pink coming!) makings of great niece #2's quilt.
I had a very, nice Saturday. Hope you did, too. Happy Quilting!