How about a little Swoon action to brighten this Monday! I again spent some time this weekend working on a few swoon blocks, and I am really loving how this quilt is taking shape. I'm getting antsy to work on nothing but this quilt for the next few days to see how it is going to come together!
I now have 6 of the 9 blocks completed, and I could not be happier with how well the colors are playing together. Its just so fun and bright. I'm tossing around the idea of widening the borders slightly to make this queen size to keep on one of the beds in one of our spare rooms.
Now that I have the hang of how these go together, they seem to be taking about 2ish hours to piece plus cutting time. I find it almost calming, me and my Adele Pandora station rock out while chain piecing those HSTs and geese, and then bust out the pins to line up all those points.
Speaking of piecing those geese, what do you doing with all those extra triangles that are left over from piecing your geese (piecing the traditional way)? I thought for a minute about figuring out the dimensions for the no waste flying geese method, but at the time, I was just plain too lazy to do so, haha. I was content to let those extra little triangles find a new home in my scrap bin, but I came across emedoodle's idea for almost instant HSTs and thought I'd share!
Such a simple idea here! She suggested just drawing a second line 1/2" away from your line you draw from corner to corner and then stitching on both lines, so when you cut your excess away from your geese, you have instant "pre-sewed" HSTs! I have a nice stack of HSTs waiting to be made into perhaps some coordinating pillows for my soon to be swoon quilt.
Hope this was helpful, happy Monday!