Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eureka Quilt, pt. 9

I have just finished Set H.  There were 4 blocks in this set.

I didn’t have the paper grid they tell you to use for the HSTs (Half Square Triangles), so I called our two local quilt shops  to find out about that ‘grid’.  Neither had it, though both had ‘spangles’. 

One very nice lady told me that she could order it for me ‘sometime’, and to feel free to bring that pattern in ‘someday’; she’d take a look at it and perhaps she could tell me what it meant (since one paragraph seemed a bit incomprehensible, on this order: 

“Layer the winchet phloxum on the blonketchy wigmathoink, then plockeau the ronglethug atop the jigadoink.  Now blohrette through all thicknesses and winkblong the goinkblurgy.  Connect seven troogles together at the straitamexus, and make sure it squnches 9 and 27/100 inches.  Now you are ready to gingmoy the royger.  (Isn’t this fun, boys and girls?!”).

Um, well, thanks; but when I’m ready to sew something, I want to do it yesterday, thanks again!

So I pulled up my handy-dandy calculator, figured what size of strips to cut, and then I put strips together at 90° angles to sew the diagonals.  Soon I had a just-right set of sewn-together HSTs. 

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