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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Finally Getting Started

I've made some major milestones this week.
Some special projects done.
I'll be sharing them in a few weeks, but til then...

I'm getting started on the Modern Bear Paw QAL
with Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts.
You can find more information on that 

My fabric arrived last week.

I just love all the glitz and glimmer they have.
Even the background cream color has silver in it, 
but it doesn't show up in photos well.

Here's a practice block made from scrap.
I didn't want to start cutting up my other fabrics until I was sure.
There are lots of little half square triangles in this one.

Personally, I like using triangle paper when I have to do this many.

My favorite place for this is QuiltingandWhatnot.com
The foundation patterns come in many sizes and are free.
You can save them to your computer and print them when needed.
On that note...
                      I save all my junk mail that has a black page.
I load them into my printer for things just like this.
It saves me paper and it's almost like shredding it when your done!
Oh and use "draft" on your printer, when printing these. 
It'll save ink too!

is the link for the triangle foundation papers.
Just a note. She has them listed by finished size. For this quilt we are going to need 1" finished, not the 1 1/2" size. 
Ask me how I know!
At least I could cut them down.

The nice part of this is you get 40 of the 1" finished size per page.
Shorten your stitch length and stitch the entire page, on the broken lines.
Then cut on  the solid lines.
Easy and accurate.

Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Thanks for the info Joan. I make a lot of stuff with HST's so this will be a big help.

  2. Love your fabrics. I have never used the papers, but then I am usually doing bits of scraps up so they wouldn't work for me.

  3. It looks like you are ready to go. Can I hear that machine working away?

  4. I've never used triangle papers before.

  5. Those fabrics are going to be wonderful for that quilt. That's a great way to do all of those HSTs.

  6. I am running late on starting to. I needed to finish a prayer quilt first. Thank you for the paper idea. Can not wait to try it

  7. Love the fabrics you chose for the mod bear paw qal. I just started mine also but it will be a baby quilt for a soon to arrive baby girl, hence the pink. I have never used these triangle papers before. Thanks for the info. I'll have to give them a try.


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