Star Light Star Bright | Half Square Triangles

And I thought there were a lot of Flying Geese! That was NOTHING compared to these.

I don’t even know. Too many to count.

I did not have a place/table big enough to even lay them all out for a picture.

But I did take lots and lots of pictures. This is probably because I needed a break. :)

I started by matching all of the squares that had white as the second color. After chain-stitching these into a very loooooong line, I began matching the rest of the fabrics together to make the stars.

Chain-stitching HST's

I had another little helper this week. Lauryn BEGGED to help. Of course I couldn’t possibly turn her away. I’m hoping my enthusiasm for sewing and quilting will rub off on her. It’s never to early to start, right?

My little helper :)

Then it was just a matter of cutting and trimming. Cutting and trimming and more trimming. AND MORE TRIMMING!

Stacks of HST's to trimOh yes, and ironing :)

Ironing HST'sHere’s half of them completed.

Completed HST'sNow to the fun part: Matching fabrics together to form the star centers!

HST for the Star CentersI quickly realized that keeping 16 blocks straight was going to give me nightmares, so I started bagging everything as I went. Ziploc Bags never found a better use! :)

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And here they are! All put together and ready for me to start on the stars!! YES!

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This quilt is part of the Star Light Star Bright Quilt Along hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting.

Here’s the schedule:

Star Light Star Bright ButtonJan 15 – Intro, Fabric Requirements, and Prizes Announcement
Feb 19 – Building Block Centers
Feb 26 – Building Block Sides
Mar 5 – Building Block Corners
Mar 12 – Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky

April 2- Star Light Star Bright Parade and Grand Prize Winners

Here’s a picture of the original block:

Star Light Original Block

Here’s my variation:

Star Light Alternate Block

Next week, it’s onto the Star Centers! Can’t wait!! :)

Until next time,

Happy Friday!


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5 Responses to Star Light Star Bright | Half Square Triangles

  1. Carole Williams says:

    I love watching your progress each week. I especially love seeing your children involved in helping you. Who know? Maybe, Lauryn will pick up your love for sewing and quilting at an early age.

  2. Tyler F says:

    Love it!! I’m still chain piecing mine. One more set to stitch then time to bust out the cutter lol. I can’t wait to see yours progress

  3. The Sassy Quilter says:

    Love your fabrics! Last time I did a 3 x 3 layout and I thought I would never get those trimmed up. So I know it took forever. This time the 1 x 1 is a breeze! This is going to be totally worth it though. My pile of baby quilts is getting pretty tall:)

  4. Kristen K says:

    Is your arm still sore? I cut 1/2 my HSTs yesterday and boy do I feel it! I can’t wait to see your stars come together. You’ve worked hard on this one!

  5. Rose says:

    Your baby girl is SO adorable!! How old is she??