Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mega Mini Ovarian Cancer Awareness Progress

Cutting and HST's - check!
I have made a bit of progress with the mini, all cutting done, HST's made, laid out and ready to sew together. Not too bad for late night design and maths sketched on graph paper.

This was my first time using the magic 8 HST method. It wasn't life altering or anything, but it was efficient. I do think the next time I use it, I'll add a generous 1/8" to my initial square measurement. Some of my trimmed HST's were a bit on the scant side, but not by much, and certainly not anything I haven't attempted to wrangle together in a quilt before. ;)

Hey - the layout actually works!
I know there are ribbon awareness tutes out there, I just wanted to do this one myself from start to finish.
It hasn't gone totally smoothly, which is my fault from assuming there'd be 22" of fabric to cut in the FQ (duh), but I realized just like dealing with the Big C, things do not go as planned, so you make the best of it and move on!

Not so sure I can call this one a mini, though, it's bigger than I anticipated. I didn't want to waste any of the fabric, so à la Mel Brooks' Spaceballs "Mega Maid" (anyone? crickets?) I'll call this one a mega mini!


Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!


  1. So great that you figured out each hiccup and came to a successful mega-mini! It is so pretty and I love all that it represents. Take care. :-)

  2. Wow! It looking great! I can't wait to see it all finished :)


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