Saturday, March 24, 2012

All day.. it took ALL DAY....

to square up my HST's.  And did I guess 240 of them????  Well, I'm obviously math challenged!  There were 8 flying geese in each swoon block.  That's SIXTEEN HST's from each block.  16x27=432.  Hello BRAIN, are you still working????  So I have 475 HST's.  That's including some I already had from other quilts, and some that I "goofed" in thw Swoon and remade a couple of flying geese, so total is 475 HSTs.  And I just squared each and everyone of those boogers up.  Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE HATE HATE squaring up blocks?  But they are done.  And now I can plan my Zig Zag quilt.  I'm probably going to have sore arms tomorrow, though I did put a new blade into the rotary cutter when I started, but I think I've killed it already.  I know I've pretty much killed my cutting mat, it's got chunks out of it now. 

There they are, all 475 of those arm killers!

And here's a few more I have to iron open and then square up and that will probably make 500  HSTs.

And if I need more, here's some squares I found in my scraps that I can turn into HSTs just by adding some white fabric!

Now, I just have to figure out how to put this thing together, scrappy, or do I put colors and specific fabrics together?  Or rainbow it down the quilt, or ....... well, I'll have to put my design wall up and see what works best for me!

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