So I was sick last week, and because of that I wasn’t able to get my blocks done in time to put them up before my week got started. So this week I’ve had to play a little bit of catch up.
Week 5 slowly had us using smaller and smaller HST’s… and more of them. The toughest block of that week was day 6- I had to create and sew together twenty 1” (unfinished) HST units. (Meaning they came out at 1/2” finished.) Luckily, I had cleaned between the feed dogs finally, so the seams went through the machine much more easily than they had previously. Honestly, it wasn’t so bad! I just had to take my time.
The last day of week 5 introduced us to a new technique. We made a HST but then put another square on top. This would lead to the classic quarter square triangle blocks (QSTs). My favorite of this week was day 3. I just love these colors together.
Week 6 was all about QSTs. We made several fun blocks, including a new favorite of mine, The Ohio Star block. Actually, my favorite block of the week was the Chained Ohio Star (the purple and yellow one).
Week 6 blocks:
At this point, we have made 42 blocks. Still more than 300 to go! (323, to be exact.) They all look good together, though!