Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Half Rectangle Triangle Quilt II - Work in Progress

A sneak peek.

Wednesday looked like this: row sewing. I generally like to arrange all my patchwork blocks/units on the floor and once I am happy with the layout I pick up all of the units by numbered row. I enjoy row sewing as it is at this point that I can see the quilt come together one row at a time. 
Half Rectangle Triangle Bloc-Loc Rulers
Quite some preparation has gone into getting to this row sewing stage, including cutting fabric (more than 200 different fabrics have been used to create this quilt top - some salvaged from the scrap bin, most from stash), sewing, pressing, and trimming the half rectangle units. I have again used my Bloc-Loc Half Rectangle Triangle Rulers for the job of trimming the over-sized units to size, with the diagonal channel hugging the seam allowance for quick/accurate ruler placement. Over-sizing and trimming units is often my preferred sewing method so these rulers really do suit my needs. All Bloc-Loc Rulers are now available from the Fat Quarter Shop!  This one set of rulers makes up to 14 different HRT sizes.


This year is all about using my favorite fabrics - even the precious hoarded ones - and I think you'll agree that I have kept my word. Use it or lose it.

I still have to sew the last four rows together and add them to the length of the quilt top. This will be done today and I hope to have more to show you soon.

Stitch on.
Rita

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25 comments:

  1. love it, rita! and yes to using it or losing it!

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  2. Yes, use it!! Love the results!

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  3. Beautiful colours and very nice fabrics.

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  4. I love love love those rectangles. Have to try those. What are you using to number your rows? They look very cute.
    Inspiring as always Rita.

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  5. Love it!! Looks like rows of streamers in the wind!!

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  6. I would also love to know what you are using for those little sheets of paper that keep your rows numbered and organized! They look really fun! Thanks, and as always-love, love, love to see what you are working on. Your perfection in detail and color choice is always so inspiring! s.ites@yahoo.com

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  7. You have so many fun and pretty fabrics--it's fun to see them all together, and lovely as usual!

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  8. Really pretty! I agree it's time to use that beautiful 'hoarded' fabric. That's my goal for the year as well!

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  9. I LOVE Bloc-Loc rulers! Every.time.perfect.

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  10. Interesting to see rectangle half-squares!

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  11. I love love love love love love love this! Your fabric combos and choices are amazing! It's wonderful! Well done!

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  12. It looks fabulous- can't wait to see the whole top. This is the 2nd time in a week I've heard about bloc loc rulers. Maybe I need some...

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  13. I love the electic mix of fabrics, can't wait to see it finished.

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  14. so beautiful... you are right, sometime we cant resist to grab a new fabrics from store... and forget we already become a hoarder

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  15. Absolutely adorable! A quilt you'll treasure forever!

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  16. Absolutely adorable! A quilt you'll treasure forever!

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  17. This one wont last long Rita!..all that triangular gorgeousness!

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  18. not tried these blocks but they are very effective, another to add to the " to do " list

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  19. Love your little number cards for the rows - I see days on them - do you organize your sewing time that specifically or are they multi-function? And go you using up favorite fabrics! I'm not quite ready to do that yet : P

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  20. Love the long rectangle units and of course precious fabrics hoarded for such an occasion. The lock block rulers look like a great idea. Just check them out.

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  21. I have really been sewing from my stash this year. It feels so good.

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