Saturday, December 18, 2010

Roll Roll Cotton Boll- 600 HST!!

Here they are! 600 half square triangles ironed and trimmed ready for the next step!!!

 I used triangle paper which I happen to have on hand. My 1/4" seam is not reliable so it was terrific for me to follow the lines!!
 I watched a movie last night and tore off paper. I plan on making a bonfire in the burning barrel in a few minutes!!
I received this adorable nine patch pin cushion from Julie!! Although I didn't take part in the 9 patch swap I see her as the nine patch queen!! Thank you so much Julie!!

Hubby and I  had plans today for a date but he was called into work when one of our employees called in sick. We woke up this morning to a lot of snow that fell overnight, so it is just as well, I guess. I plan on making soup with leftover roast beef and veggies. A good day for that.

Make it a wonderful weekend!!

35 comments:

  1. Hi Lori..,
    lots of congrats to you today! :)
    First..congrats on getting 600! half square triangles done and ready! That is an accomplishment.
    Second...congrats on the nice little gift you received. That is sweet.
    Third...glad you and hubby had a little time this morning...and I love snowy saturdays! Sorry your date was called off/post poned though. Hope you can get to it soon.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  2. You are ready??? I just can't believe it, or keep up with you! But using this triangle paper was pretty smart. They don't sell it any more here in the Netherlands... My friend who has a quilt store can't get her hands on it any more, so I will just go for the easy angle method!
    I am off to sew some more string blocks (Yes, still working on those!)

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  3. I am impressed---600 in such a short time!! Enjoy your snowy day.

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  4. I just finished my string squares on Thursday. I have 400 hst triangles sewn but not trimmed or pressed. I'm planning to use the easy angle to cut my remainng pairs of 200 hst tonight and hopefully get them sewn tomorrow. Then it will be a breeze to press a few each day and square them up. Hoping to finish by Friday but not sure. Can't wait to see how the quilt will look.

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  5. WOW!!! You are amazing...done already with all those triangles!! Yahoo! I am glad the pincushion got there OK...

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  6. Oh my...did you say 600? Awesome accomplishment...can't wait to see what you make with these! What kind of triangle paper are you using?

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  7. Like Sharon, I'm wondering where you got that triangle paper. 600; shaking my head...

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  8. Wow 600 that's impressive. Never seen that triangle paper before.
    By the way have been through my stash and found me some cheddar!

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  9. Wow! Are you ever FAST. Triangle paper was a very good idea. That is a lot of squaring up to do as well. I really can't wait to see your units come together.

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  10. You rock!!! That is a lot of HST. I am not even starting RRCB until after Christmas.

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  11. That is one big mess of HST!! Well done!!...and you're still sane!
    Too bad about your date...:o( Maybe tonight...?
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  12. Lori, I keep thinking it only took 300 Greeks to route the Persian army of a million at Thermopaolae (can you tell I watched "The Last Samurai" with Tom Cruise the other night!?!? LOL) -- soo these 600 triangles may just route me as well!! LOL I started out with strips and the easy angle, then, just as you (much smarter and quicker than I, clearly, since I did over a hundred that way! :-D) decided triangle papers were the way to go!!! So they are layered up and awaiting my girding up my loins! :-D
    We've had snow and ice. No more expected 'til Christmas Day. Coudl we have a white Christmas!?!?
    Blessings!
    Mary Lou

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  13. I am speechless...I am also so far behind on the cotton boll....

    Your box of HST (600!) is inspiring!

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  14. Holy cow! That's a lot of HSTs!! You are almost there! You must feel so good to get that part out of the way. That was good idea to put a movie in and tear the paper off. I dread doing that part, but a movie makes it go quick!

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  15. My #2 favorite invention for quilters (after the rotary cutter) is any paper to help us make HST. My 1/4" seams also need help. I've used both Thangles and Triangles on a Roll. Smooth process! Your count of 600 is impressive, but ripping that stuff off is endless!

    I'm a day late in commenting on your Danish Red and Green post yesterday. Cute little quilt, sweet ornaments, and a good looking couple!

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  16. When I saw the instructions for 600 I just about fainted and look at you, there all done....congratulations!

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  17. I'm just chomping at the bit to see what all those reds become. I love the look of them so far and can't iagine what 600 HST's could possibly end up as. It will be exciting to see.

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  18. Oooo, I like the look of that triangle paper. I have done 150 or so of the triangles and was feeling pretty pleased with myself (in fact, I still am!!!)

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  19. I'm impressed with anyone who can keep up with Bonnie's mystery. I had every intention of doing it, but wasn't sure about my color choices with the first clue. Then when the string block clue arrived I was so happy I hadn't started it. I just finished a string quilt and I'm not quite ready for another!!! I do enjoy hearing how you and others are progressing. I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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  20. Whew that's a lot of hst's. Do you have to trim them to square or are they really accurate? I love the simple but adorable pincushion.

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  21. I have been quietly following RRCB thinking I might do someething in the new year, but was aghast when I read the 600hst! Your hst papers solve the logistical nightmare, so now I'm breathing a little easier again. I'm thinking I might try out this method and should order some papers from somewhere....2011 the year of trying new techniques!K

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  22. Congratulations! That's a tons of HST's!

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  23. wow - thats a lot of HST!!
    Can't wait to see the progress.
    sorry about your date. I'm jealous of the snow, we've had hardly any.
    I shouldn't say that, because we'll be driving next weekend. lol

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  24. FYI, there is a place on the internet where you can print the hst sheets for free. Not sure here it is but you can do a search and find it. The site has all sizes you can print.

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  25. Great idea to use the triangle paper, Lori! I'm going to see if I can get some today. My 1/4 " seam allowance is also not very reliable on my Babylock even after a lot of setting up.

    Congrats on getting Clue #5 done so quickly! You beat me this week. Lucky you getting snow too. Can you send some our way so we can have a white Christmas? LOL

    Gail :)

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  26. What are the HST's for? I can't imagine making 600 of them!

    The 9-patch pin cushion is just darling!!! I think I'll have to copy the idea. I have some raw wool that, even after I wash it, has enough lanolin in it to keep my pins and needles (and hands) nice.

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  27. I received one of those pincushions too!
    That is a ton of 1/2 sq. triangles. I have never done one of the mystery quilts but it was tempting. Too many UFO's to work on at this house.

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  28. That's a lot of HST's Lori, congratulations! When I saw your triangle paper I had to laugh because I have a set of Thangles that I've had for a very long time and haven't used yet. I bought them when the company was based in Poolesville, Md.; they relocated to Wisconsin years ago!

    Love the pincushion.

    Linda
    http://eatsleepquilt.blogspot.com

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  29. What size is your triangulations paper? I could figure it out, but my brain is fried...that time of year you know....Claire

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  30. I used to love that triangle paper, and actually use that triangle software when I have a lot to make - I love that software. But I do get sick of ripping paper!

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  31. That is amazing. Since I am using fat quarters, I drew the squares on my light fabric. I will not have to remove the paper at the end. But with a full house for the holidays sewing will suffer. Great job!

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  32. Congratulations on all those HST! I think I'd got slightly mad trying to make that many!! :o)

    Look forward to seeing the next step...


    Merry Christmas!

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  33. I have been enjoying your blog. Thanks for sharing so much good information and wonderful quilts.

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  34. Your little doll quilt is so adorable -- I am wondering how you're going to quilt it. Is this going to be our new quilt-a-long?

    Sometimes I wish I weren't always working with tiny vintage scraps, because that paper method is intriguing.

    I love your photo -- so sweet!

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