A few weeks ago, I received a swap package in the mail from Melissa of Knits With Camels hi Mel 🙂  This was no ordinary package, it was filled, no, stuffed to the brim with goodies.  Some fabulous skeins of yarn one of which is slowly being turned into a Frambuesa shawlette.  Not your average TV knitting, so it’s slow going.

Frambuesa Begin

She also sent me these gorgeous coordinating fat quarters.  The fabric is from Riley Blake and I think the line is called “Delighted”.  

Swap Bonanza 4

Since it’s been too warm to knit… hello summer, I’ve been spending lots of time sewing stuff.  I decided that I would cut into these fat quarters and create something fun and bright to celebrate summer.  I began by cutting a stack of 5 inch squares.

Summer Sewing

With no real plan in mind, I decided that the best way to go forward was to sew half square triangles using white for the contrast.

Summer Sewing 2

I ended up getting quite a few HSTs

A ton, in fact!

Summer Sewing 3

First, I put this large star block together.

Summer Sewing 4

Then I made another block.  At this point, I still hadn’t made a dent in the squares.

Summer Sewing 5

I sewed some of them together in 3 long strips and sewed the strips together.  Easy peasy.

Summer Sewing 6

I’m thinking quilted pillows and a runner for summer!

But wait, there’s more!  I’m taking part in a Quilt Along (my first one, so I’m as green as they come!).

The first block we’re going to be making is from the “Swell” pattern in Camille Roskelley’s new book, Simply Retro.  I got some pieces cut and ready to go for that QAL all from these same fat quarters.  The quilt along begins next week so watch this space.

And… I still had a few squares left and so I made this adorable pin cushion 🙂

Summer Sewing 7

Now, I’ve run out of ideas and I’ve got 5 squares remaining!!  I’ll be back to show you my finished pieces once I’ve put everything together.

Thanks Mel, that was some fabric bounty xoxo

10 thoughts on “Triangles and Squares

  1. Jocelyn

    Wow, those squares are pretty. Do they regenerate by any chance? That’s a whole lot of squares! I can understand why the knitting is taking a back seat.


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