Monday, August 28, 2017

Top Spin {24 Blocks}

The other project that I worked on prior to going on quilt retreat was my Top Spin blocks. I had amassed quite a large stack of HSTs that needed to be pressed and trimmed for blocks so both last weekend and this weekend I worked on putting together more blocks.

In total, I am up to 24 blocks -- halfway to my goal! Here are all 24 blocks laid out together:

The more blocks that I make, the more happy I am with the grey background. Based on what I have cut and the HSTs that are already sewn, I should be set on small HSTs and may need to cut a few more of the squares for the medium and large HSTs. Having had some new scraps "rotate in" since I did the original cutting for this project, I'll hopefully be able to cut some different fabrics to add into this project.

For now I'll be putting the block parts away, but I'll keep working on making more large HST units as my leader and ender sewing. It is a wonderful feeling to be nearly halfway done with the blocks for this scrappy project -- where 100% of the fabric (including hopefully the backing!) will come from my stash!

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  1. I like the motion the blocks have from rotating the HSTs and changing up the sizes. You made awesome progress to have half the blocks pieced!

  2. I love to use projects like this for leaders and enders. Before you know it you have enough to make a quilt.

  3. A fun project for those left over HSTS.

  4. Boy, this is going to be a pretty quilt. Great use of your HSTS. Love the gray, too.

  5. I really like this scrappy quilt. It has it all: the pattern is unique, the scraps make great HSTs and the background fabric is perfect.


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