Prepare yourself for a bajillion pictures (are you preparing yourself?) :
For this quilt I am using the fabric line 'It's a Hoot' by MoMo. This line came out in October of 2010, but I found 2 charm packs and a jelly roll online about a year ago! I love this fabric line. Love love love. I am only using the 2 charm packs for this quilt. I'm not sure what I will make out of the jelly roll, but I am sure I will figure something out.
Then I had to decide whether I wanted to work with the charm squares "as is" or if I wanted to cut them into 4 smaller squares. (By the way, have you seen the new Moda candy? They are 2.5" squares and they are adorable! Eeek!) I ended up deciding that since I wanted this to be a quick quilt, I would just stick with the 5" charm square "as is". Plus I thought that maybe the smaller triangles would get too busy looking... who knows.
After I cut all of the 5" squares out of the background fabric, I started chain piecing. I underestimated how boring it is to chain piece. Extremely efficient, but extremely boring. Since I have 2 packs of charm squares, I have 84 pairs of squares. My goal was to piece 28 pairs a night. The first night I pieced 24 and bored myself nearly to tears. But the next afternoon at nap time I was rewarded by getting to cut apart and press those into 48 HSTs.
Yes, I did all the pink fabrics first. Can you blame me?
And now I just have the giant stack up there in the left hand corner left.... which by my calculations is 60 more pairs. Anyone think I can get it done in the next week? That's my goal... we'll see.
Thanks for reading,