So ... leftovers. Remember I showed you the Half-Square Triangles (HSTs) left over from the string/scrappy Kansas Dugout? I also showed you and used the ones from the X Plus Table Runner -- and ended up using them in the border. Well ... I also had a bunch of HSTs left from the larger X Plus Quilt! I HAVE to use them - right?
The ones from the X Plus blocks themselves were smaller than what I'd like to deal with right now, but remember the pink star setting blocks? I used those flippy squares - did the extra line of sewing and have a nice number of HSTs to play with!
I loved that sort of DNA or twist thing I had been playing with, so I started playing with this batch of HSTs!
I thought it looked sweet! And it struck me -- if I made a few more HSTs (is that cheating?) I could complete that "twist" instead of just sort of cutting off the pattern. I had a few extra squares cut anyway, so ...
Shout out to my friend Donna/Dove who recommended one of these tools! It helps you line up your squares so you don't have to mark. Great time saver! YES, I marked mine anyway! It's sort of like training wheels. I got too confused at first. How I sewed in the wrong area is beyond me, but I did. So I marked a few until I got the hang of it.
I made the "plain" parts, so I could extend the pattern:
Mags and Cam were impressed, as you can see.
Everything sewed together really well! See how that twist continues?
Here's a look at the whole line up:
I think if I add some simple borders, this would make a nice, Summer-y table runner. Or something.
Thanks for reading!
We may not always comment on your posts here, but we do read them. Your work is always amazing. We agree - a summery-y table runner for sure - and maybe some matching napkins:)ReplyDelete
I like how your DNA/Twist runner is coming along and can't wait to see what borders you pick for it.ReplyDelete
What a cool gadget to line up your work! These fabrics truly do look summer-y!ReplyDelete
That's so sweet! I like the twisty pattern.ReplyDelete