Half-Triangles, New Beginnings

Whirlygig Center

Whirlygig Center

With the sun and subsequent snow melt, it felt warm enough to open the windows today. Tilly “Willicus” & I listened to the chickadees and the metal clankings of the shipyard all afternoon. I put on the Beach Boys “Endless Summer” album to celebrate the sun (my all-time favorite Beach Boy song? “Surfer Girl.”), and I started a new quilt. Gift Fox Quilts

This quilt is using the leftover fabric from those zipper pouches I made for the holidays. I just made a stack of half-triangles, and am now trying to decide between making this Lodestar-style quilt… (see below for the primitive beginnings of this quilt)

Half-a-Star? Map? Where are we?

Half-a-Star? Map?
Where are we?

…or a herringbone quilt…

Herringbone Tower

Herringbone Tower

For the backing, I think I’m going to use a large floral print, vintage sheet from the 70s.

Herringbone

Herringbone

When finished, this purple-grey quilt will be the perfect summer picnic/beach quilt and it’ll be the pick-me-up, Vitamin D booster quilt when it’s cold & colorless in January.

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