December 4, 2016

Air Mail from Australia and HSTs

Look what arrived all the way from Australia!  I was one of the lucky winners of Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash #200 celebration and received two Making Merry paper patterns of my choice from Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts.


With Christmas right around the corner, I thought maybe a pillow would be nice using her Garland pattern.  I used Alyce's tutorial for creating eight half square triangles at a time.

Rather than drawing the lines on the diagonal, I find it easier to use the Fons and Porter's Quarter Inch Seam Marker and a hera maker.  Since I needed 12 HSTs, I marked two squares.

Designer Solids by Free Spirt in Chartreuse

Rather than using just two fabrics, I used two squares of chartreuse and two different prints from Slow and Steady by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Here's some of the HSTs after they were trimmed.  I wonder if I can get a pillow made before Christmas.

Half square triangles made for Garland

Linking to Sunday Stash #205 and Main Crush Monday.


  1. Paige, I was also one of the very lucky winners, and have those delightful Liberty Lawn fabrics from The Strawberry Thief. You are way ahead of me in the making stakes, I am still looking at, touching, rearranging, and just so thrilled with mine. Love those patterns you chose, and the fabrics look wonderful together.

  2. Congratulations on your prize, the patterns look like they are already going to fun use. I bet you can get a pillow done for Christmas. ;)

  3. Well done on the prize front , I saw your name pop up in the list of winners . As for getting this finished , Christmas is simultaneously very close yet also ages away

  4. Congrats on your win! I love my hera marker, but I don't think I've ever used it for triangles--I'll have to give it a go!

  5. Congrats on your new goodies! I have been wanting to get one of those 1/4" seam markers! How does the Hera marker work? Does it actually leave a mark or a crease?

  6. Congrats on the win! I have been hearing more and more about the hera marker. I am starting to wonder if I should add one onto my "Tools to Try" list.
    I am sure you can get that pillow done before Christmas.

  7. Congrats on the win! Those patterns look very nice.

  8. Wow! Congratulations on the win, Paige. Those fabrics are fabulous!!! I won a FQ bundle from Intrepid Threads. So looking forward to cutting them up.

  9. Ho fun to receive a package of prizes like that. It's also nice that Molli allowed international entries. :) I like that you got right down to creating as soon as you received the patterns Paige.