I love to start a new project. There is something about the newness. New materials to play with. Something new to look at. New directions. New accomplishment. And hopefully, I’ll finish it before the newness wares off.
The down side to starting a new quilting project is, there is a lot of cutting.
It is interesting that cutting is my least favorite part of quilting; as that is what I do at work every day, and most days, all day.
This pattern is almost all half square triangles. I am hoping the use of the papers shown in the next picture will make all of them come together seamlessly. ha ha. A pun and I didn’t even mean for it. Okay. It’s late. Moving on.
Using “Spinning Stars” (read: quick method to the dreaded half square triangle) makes things go a lot faster. It also means I didn’t need to cut 960 smaller squares, to start with. I will, however, need to cut all these papers in to 8 triangles and press them open to get my half square trianges. BUT the idea is that all the triangles will be the exact size I need without further trimming (again read: much easier).