Saturday, March 14, 2015

half square triangles

half square triangles are usually not really my thing. i find them fiddly and hard to tame. that said, when i saw the blocloc ruler i thought it might help.  when i was at quiltcon i bought one for 5.5" hsts. the very helpful saleswoman showed how they can be used for smaller sizes as well.  since they are not cheap, i started with one that i could use for charm squares as well as smaller scraps.
i haven't played with it until today and i think it's a keeper:)

even though i usually don't work with hsts, i have been inspired lately by brooke's work, especially this  and this.  also, i love low volume. i mean really really love.  i took a class with cheryl arkison at quiltcon and it got me looking into her book, a month of sundays and i want to know more of what she has to say about low volume. i love using low volume fabrics in my projects but i'm not always happy with how they look.  it's like i have some preconceived idea and i can't recreate it in real life.  i see it in others' work, but not usually mine. <sigh>  so much to learn,

i was in the latest schnitzel and boo mini quilt swap on instagram and i got an amazing mini made with indelible. 

plus some other goodies.  i decided to use the barcelona charm pack with some low volume scraps and practice with my blocloc ruler.


so far.. not sure if i should make more hsts with lv and the more medium value fabrics. not tonight anyway. time to clean up my mess and go to bed. zzzzzz