Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cotton and Steel 1 - First Finish for 2015

I've finished my Cotton and Steel project.  I've named it Cotton and Steel 1 because I think it's the first of many projects I'll make using that fabric.

When I made the blocks I didn't really have a plan on how I would set the blocks, but I figured something would come to me once I got to that stage.

So the first thing I did was add another row of white fabric to each block.  I liked the look but didn't think it looked finished, so I added this,

an outer borer of half square triangle units.  Now I think it looks done.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 148
I sort of threw the pattern together and have named it Cotton and Steel 1
The fabric is by Cotton and Steel
It finished at 63" x 63"
It has approximately 1,525 pieces.

A few of you mentioned my half square triangle units.  I use the Easy Angle ruler to make my units and have for years.  I make mine bigger then square them up.

So I think I'm off to a good start.  It's been a busy month, but it feels good to have my first project of the year pieced. I hope you're off to a good start in your sewing room.


  1. You're off to a great start in 2015!

  2. Very cool quilt to start off the year! That is a boat load of HST's... I'm afraid I'd be complaining a lot about that! LOL

  3. Another great finish Thelma :-D

  4. Had to drop in although I got a peek this AM on instagram. You took some weird (bit awkward) print and made a gorgeous quilt. That final border really worked perfectly. Love it. FQS just posted about the new prints for C&S. I will definitely need to add some of THOSE to my stash.

  5. I love this quilt (I'm partial to half-square triangles)! 2015 is looking great for you!

  6. Looks great! Love the outer triangle border.

  7. Wow! You really made a stunning quilt here. Awesome!

  8. The final borders just pops it! Love it and nice finish......

  9. Great finish. Adding the outer border of half square triangles really makes the quilt.

    I was recently introduced to Thangles for making half square triangles and I love this process, although I've never tried your ruler.

  10. I just really love this quilt, and I applaud you for "throwing it together"!

  11. This is wonderful...You are so good to put in all those triangles...


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