A little while ago, while I was under the weather, I pulled out all of my leftover half square triangles. I made up a couple of small pieces from them, but then I didn't know what to do with the rest of the leftovers. I hate to see them just sitting there, but what to do? Thanks to a post on Instagram, I had a major insight and have been working on some of these from all of those hsts:
Sailboats! When I saw the post on IG of a really cute little sailboat, I literally slapped my forehead. Of course! Sailboats from leftover hsts. What an idea! And you know, I have a little grandson who is just a few months old, and sometime soon he may need his very own quilt. Wouldn't a sailboat quilt be cute for a little boy? As a bonus, his "other" grandfather actually owns a boat! A sailboat quilt seems like fate.
The picture above is of a very tall sailboat, but I am making others that don't have quite as many sails. So far I've only added the "boats" to a few of them, but I have a lot more sails:
I love these! I'm keeping the hsts made from the same fabrics, or at least all the same colors, all together, and they're making boats of all different sizes because the hsts are all different sizes. That makes sense, doesn't it? It might be dull to have all the boats look just alike, and I'll bet it would require making more hsts, which owuld lead to more leftovers. Here are some of the current sails:
I just love that red and yellow boat, don't you? Obviously many of those boats are incomplete, but you can see the size variations. I think it will make the quilt interesting. Maybe the smaller boats can be "towed" behind the others? Since I'm using the leftovers, some of these hsts in the boats are very small, too small for boats of their own. Some of the smallest ones make really nice "flags" for the tops of the masts, though. See the smallest aqua hst here?
That little one finished at just about half an inch square. I'm glad that I didn't throw all of those in the trash! I suspect some of them may end up there because they are *very* small, but a few of these make nice flags.
I have no real plan for this quilt, other than to use up the hsts, so I'll work on it here and there until it's done. I know for sure that it won't get all put together until this summer at the earliest because I am behind on everything in my life including the quilts. I'm sure my little grandson will be willing to wait since he's currently chewing on his brother's quilts and blankets, and enjoying that very much. But at least this will be fun to work on in little bits and I can think about my grandson while I do.
|Don't worry, I have plenty of hsts!|
Hope everyone is having a good week! I really am behind on everything, and very very behind on some things, so I will be very busy. Pretty sure I'm going to need a gluten-free fudgy brownie --or two!
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