Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday #38: Surrounded by Half Square Triangles

Written by Laura Chaney, Daughter

Today's the last day that the full team of Prairie Sewn Studios is together in Omaha before I fly back to San Francisco. It's been a good visit home, and I'm happy I was able to come help my family. I've finally had a few minutes to do something other than working on Quilt Market prep/follow-up, so I was super happy I brought my current Work in Progress with me.

Chip on Design Wall

I'm still working on the "Chip" pattern from Little Miss Rosie's Quilting Company. I love how it's turning out, but there have definitely been some challenging moments, too. These Half Square Triangles are definitely challenging my orientation and design skills.

Wrong Chip Block layoutRight Chip Block layout

Mom was definitely called in on several occasions to help me try to figure it out, and I became very close with her trusty seam ripper, too.

Linda Chaney of Prairie Sewn Studios

All challenges aside, I am excited to be making more progress on this. The plan is to get the top pieced together into the block sections before I hop on a plane this afternoon. Lots to do! 

Sewing on Chip Bernina 930

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  1. love your big star. I really like Miss Rosie patterns

  2. Such subtle contrast in those HSTs - I can see why it's so easy to mix up the orientation! Thank goodness for the trusty old seam ripper.

  3. That is one big beautiful star, Laura. How nice that you and your mom get to work together on quilty projects. Looks like fun!

  4. Laura it is going to make a great quit once you get it all put together! I hear you and have felt that same pain with getting lots of little HST oriented correctly.
    You sure had a productive and fun time on this trip - I still need to go and see more of yours and Linda's Quilt Market adventures!

    1. Ugh - "great QUILT" not "great quit".

  5. It's coming along very nicely.

  6. Love Miss Rosie's Quilt Co patterns. This looks really good - love the colour with that background fabric.

  7. Love this Chip Star pattern ! Sometimes these complicated HST patterns drive me crazy, and I have to rip some out, but after they are done, they are so rewarding. Love your fabrics.

  8. Love this star! The colors are beautiful and all those hst might make me crazy, but the finished product would be so lovely! Ssarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

  9. Fabulous - I love the colours you used!