Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Half Square Triangles and a Dog Bed
Back to my large stash of fabric. Despite making a sampler quilt in all color ways from the boxes of fabric in my closet, I still had (and still have) a lot of cloth to generate into quilts. I think my intention for this blue decorator weight fabric were pillows for an outdoor bench, which a week ago I decided would instead become a dog bed cover because Elmo's dog bed had since become tattered and holey. I also knew I wanted to practice sewing half square triangles (HSTs). Double chain stitching! I learned that technique from Jenny Doan tutorials:) I didn't bother trying to mathematically calculate how much fabric to cut and how many HSTs to sew. I would just sew and lay the unfinished panel over my dog's bed to see how many more rows to piece and add.