In February I went a little fabric shopping crazy. Kah-ray-zee. On my blog feed I've been seeing future projects and wanted to get the fabric before it sold out. So I bought fabric.
I've also been working on my BOM project. I'm a little behind: the project gives me three blocks to complete a month. I did January in time, but I've only done one block for February. It was practicing half square triangles. You remember half-square triangles from my Basics class, right? When you put four half square triangles together you get a windmill. Well, my BOM for February is focusing on half-square triangles. I was going to finish my February projects this weekend.
Then it snowed. It snowed nine inches and I was home and needed something to do. So I started one of those rainy day projects. This project was one of the first projects I wanted to complete when I decided that quilting was for me. So I got the fabric that I purchased in my February Fabric Frenzie, and started.
Did you guess? Yes! It involves, almost exclusively, half-square triangles. 100 of them so far.
|there are 19 windmills|
|There are 24 large half square triangles|
|there are 100 half square triangle in all. I love the color combinations.|
Now what? Well, I need a place to put everything together. Placing my squares in the order i want them on the ground isn't conducive to my sad knees. I need a large table top. Also, the fabric isn't ready for purchase. I've learned that pre-cuts are sold before the yardage (marketing geniuses at work).
Also, I won a blog challenge:
|... hey that's me!|
.... and I want to buy the border, binding, and backing for this quilt with this gift!
It's so exciting, isn't it?