March is my month to lead the quilt for Love Circle at do. Good Stitches! Yay!! Yay!! and Yay!! There's lots I love about being involved in a collaborative charity quilting bee, but one big perk is getting to see my ideas come to life with the helpful, creative hands of others. This time I've selected a block that has so much play, so much possibility, but feels so completely tedious to make (at least to me).
Can anyone say, Half Square Triangle? I get bored just thinking about making them. I know they're the building block of many, many fabulous designs, but.... Ugh, it's mainly the trimming, actually. I should really experiment with some cutting method that might eliminate the trimming.
I've courageously made more HST blocks than I'm asking my bee mates to make. Ok, also I was enjoying the colors, the colors! I've decided to use my favorite inspiration collage from the Vintage Rainbow mosaic contest as a springboard for our color choices:
It's hard for me to have the restraint to incorporate a lot of white and grays into my work, so that's another benefit of working with a team. May this collage inspire them!
Ok, here's the best part - I haven't decided what I'll do with them! I'm going to watch the HST blocks pour in, singular and un-joined, and then have a nice "what if" party playing with different arrangements with them here in person. Totally looking forward to that.
Thanks in advance to my Love Circle friends for stitching along with me!