HST block for Sherri

I know I’m not the only one who runs a “little” behind on bee blocks, but I still feel guilty about it.  This is Sherri’s block from the Bee’s Knees VQB (Flickr  blog) from November.  Sherri wanted a BIG block – it is 24″.  All the HST blocks finish at 6″.  I enjoy doing half square triangle blocks.  While I’m not someone who is scared of bias, I prefer the method of drawing a line from corner to corner on the square and then sewing on either side and cutting in half.  As long as you press carefully, bias isn’t an issue this way.

Sherri sent us fabric from Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley.  I have only seen this fabric online, not in person and I must admit, was not excited about it.  Seeing it in person, however, I really love some of the prints.

Now that I think about it – I think this experience would apply to many fabric lines.  When I see the whole line displayed together it usually turns me off.  Too much color and pattern all at once for me.  Yet, there are usually individual prints within a line that I really love.  I guess that’s why I don’t have trouble passing up all the jelly rolls and layer cakes and other precuts at my LQS 🙂

I look forward to seeing what Sherri does with all her big blocks.  There are some interesting setting possibilities!

  • kwiltmakr
    Posted at 21:48h, 07 January Reply

    I liked all the fabrics she sent me to make my block with. They felt nice. Some fabric feels nice if you know what I mean, like soft before it is washed.

  • Marg
    Posted at 00:47h, 07 January Reply

    I very rarely buy fat quarter bundles of a full line as there are often many fabrics I don't like in them. Some of the Hope Valley are my favourite fabrics from last year, others I would never use.

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