Purple is my favorite color and I’ve been hoarding so many purple batiks. I decided to use them in Cheryl’s Magnolia mystery. Since I was late getting started on the mystery, Cheryl had already revealed the pattern by the time I got started. So this was technically an un-mystery for me.
HSTs: The pattern calls for eight 2″ half-squared triangles (HSTs) per block. I decided to use a single fabric for all the HSTs. When I’m mass producing HSTs, I like to use Triangles in a roll but I didn’t have any 2″ HST rolls handy. I found these triangle foundation paper at a site called www.quiltingandwhatnot.ca that work very well. You can print the templates on regular printer paper. You can make 18 2″ HSTs per page. This went very fast and made some really accurate blocks. Peeling the paper off the blocks was most boring though.
I was going to make Cheryl’s suggested layout but at the end decided on a square in a square layout. This will give me an opportunity to create a secondary design while quilting. This goes to the bottom of my pile of un-quilted tops and will not be quilted anytime soon.
It was a cold and windy day in Houston, Texas when we took it out for a picture but here’s another pic I like with the reflection in the pool.
Linking Cheryl’s Magnolia mystery page and one monthly goal finish page and Crazy mom quilts’ finish it up Friday