Board and Batten - HSTs - Trimmed!
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Board & Batten QAL {HSTs}

I needed to make 60 HSTs for the baby size version of Board & Batten. It honestly went quickly because of the prep work that I did when I cut my fabric.

Board and Batten - HSTs - Chain Pieced and Ready to Press

Board and Batten – HSTs – Chain Pieced and Ready to Press

As you might be able to see in the photo above, I’m using a piecing thread that matches the background Kona Purple. Chain piecing the HSTs and cutting them to be ready to press went quickly.

Board and Batten - HSTs - Pressed and Ready to Trim

Board and Batten – HSTs – Pressed and Ready to Trim

I did all of the chain piecing and pressing in one evening, and then set them aside to trim to their finial size another day.

Board and Batten - HSTs - Trimmed!

Board and Batten – HSTs – Trimmed!

I treated myself to a new blade on my OLFA rotary cutter at the beginning of the year, so getting the HSTs trimmed went smoothly and quickly once I moved finishing up the HSTs to the top of my priority list.

Friendly Fabric Monster

Friendly Fabric Monster

The rainbow of prints makes me smile every time I work on this project. And I couldn’t resist getting a photo of my #FriendlyFabricMonster with all of the HST trimmings.

Up next, we will be working on piecing our blocks. I’m pretty sure that means it’s time to clear off my design wall and figure out how I want the full quilt to look. I’m looking forward to getting to play with a rainbow colorwash progression!

9 thoughts on “Board & Batten QAL {HSTs}

  1. Cindy Pieters says:

    All those beautiful HST’s trimmed and lined up so neatly, but I love the fabric monster.

  2. Melanie says:

    The quilt will be aweome! And what a fun fabric monster 😉

  3. I just love fabric monsters!! But the HSTs are pretty too! LOL

  4. aquilterstable says:

    Yay for that part being done!!

  5. Love your palette, and the Kona Purple sets those rainbow pastels off beautifully. I’m looking forward to seeing this one come together!

  6. Kate says:

    You picked a beautiful palette to play with. Enjoy laying out the blocks. That’s the fun part.

  7. This is such a fun grouping of fabrics. I love the purple background. Fabric monsters are so much fun – love the bobbin eyes!

  8. Elizabeth E. says:

    The monster made me laugh.
    I’m totally impressed with all the precise HST when you sew triangles together. I always have to use fabric tweezers to hang on to the tips to straighten out that line. The line-up of colors/prints is so lovely and makes me look forward to the end result!

  9. Suzanne says:

    Love that Fabric Monster!!!!

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