Hello all! First, a *huge* thanks to all of you who sent kind words and thoughts for my brother in law, who had his kidney transplant on Friday. He is doing great! If you can believe it, he went home late on Monday, because apparently getting an organ replaced is no big deal now. The donor actually stayed in the hospital less than 24 hours, too. But everyone is doing great, and I appreciated all your kindnesses.
And now back to the quilting! I am working on writing some things and doing some research-related work that is taking far more time than I thought it would. The only quilty project I've been making any progress on is the triangle stars quilt:
You can see that I decided to put the blocks on point, which I think makes them really shine. I'm not sure that the blocks will all stay where they are now, but I put them up on the design wall to measure my progress. And don't they look all bright and happy up there? I did already cut the setting triangles, too, which kind of gives me a look at the whole quilt.
Since I chose an on-point quilt, I need fewer blocks, only 32 for this size, about 57 by 71 without a border. This means I get to leave out the darkest colors from the jelly roll and I have to make many fewer half-square triangles, which is good because these triangles are pretty much taking over my life. There are so many! I cut the triangles for four blocks at a time, because the cutting can be pretty dull, and then just feed the triangles through the machine. It's a good thing this method means very little trimming!
I haven't decided about a border yet, but I don't think I'll have one. Since there is a lot of the strip left after cutting the hsts and other pieces, I was thinking of using the leftovers for a binding, but I'm afraid it will be too choppy. Also, the leftovers are about 14 inches long, so that would be a lot of piecing. I'll have to think on that for a bit more.
So there we are! Write a little bit, sew a little bit--eventually they will all be done, right? It is going to rain here for the rest of the week, and be really warm, so I'll be inside doing one or the other. The weather may be crummy, but the hot, wet summer has given us these beauties, which I am having for supper:
Ah, the taste of summer! Hope you're having a good week!
Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Finished or Not Friday.