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Half Square Triangle Challenge and Party (Photo Heavy)

So many ways to use Half-Square Triangles.  Earlier this year we each exchanged 20 HST to each other (13 of us participating so 260 HST to make) and we said they had to be scrappy.  We had until our Christmas party (today) to get at least the top done.  Here's what we got.

Debbie Van Fossen's (she's still machine quilting)

My quilt.

Diane Mithcell - she make her own and didn't participate in the exchange

Kathy Morrison (She's going to combine with last years'
 hexagon's blocks in the borders.)

Pam Larsen - she really had to pay attention tot he color of
the HST's.

Rita Buchler - she made two pillows with the leftover blocks

Maxine Kroeber - she hand stitched all the flower blocks

Elaine Berry - she said she might add more

Janice Minyard - completed - quilting circles around with feather
around the border.

Deolinda Rhoads - was just looking for something to
use her panel piece.
My friend Anna finished her quilt but she decided to spend time in Vegas with her hubby.  :) (hope she wins big).  Here's her quilt.  She posted it on her blog so I'm assuming it's okay to use the picture here.

Besides Anna, we missed Barbara Brown, Sue Shaleen, Debbie Van Fossen, Sheila Ockey and Adena Joseph today.  They all had good reasons for not being there but we still missed them.  

And this year instead of making a gift for everyone (because making 17 of something got tough) we decided that if you wanted to, to make a 12" square piece that represents yourself to exchange with someone else who participated.  We put our names in a dish and drew names and that's who's mini-quilt you got.  You only got in the drawing if you made a quilt.  
Jane got Lynn-Marie Nelson's little quilt.

Carol Chadwick got mine.

Kathy Morrison got Carol Chadwick's quilt.

I got Pam Larsen's quilt and Pam got Deolinda Rhoad's quilt.

Deolinda got Janice Minyard's quilt.

And Lynn-Marie got Debbie Van Fossen's quilt.
So to make it even more fun, we had a little show and tell from some of the ladies of stuff they have finished lately.  Here's a few of the pieces.
When finished, this will be the Common Threads 2013 Opportunity quilt.
I just finished machine quilting it this week.  Diane will be adding
the binding.

Deo is making this for a cousin.  (I'd not be able to give it away)

Janice is trying to finish some baby quilts.

Diane is finished quilting this and needs to just rinse the lines off, bind
and block.  The picture does not do this justice.

Another little Diane runner.

Another Diane quilt top that needs to be quilted.

After only 3 one block wonder quilt classes, Diane said this is ready for quilting.  :)

Diane's again.  Another top she needs to quilt.

Maxine is waiting for Diane to quilt her CTQG Mystery quilt top.

Carol Chadwick finished last years hexagon challenge quilt.  

A close up of Carol's quilt - pictures still can't show the details.
We decided to do a Dresden Plate challenge next year.  Any size quilt - any pattern.  The only stipulation--there must be one full plate on the quilt.  Pretty simple?  Stay tuned!

Another great day with my friends.  
Thanks for looking.  


  1. Wow!!! What a talented group of ladies! And so busy.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I missed my MGs. Everything is beautiful!

  3. Yes Barb, I need a pinning party. Thanks for posting.

  4. wow. wow. wow! So many great quilts, so much creativity!

    I hope you are all planning to enter BOTV, because you've each got plenty of new work. Lovely. Simply lovely!!


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