Chisholm Trail »
InstructionsI used the Chisholm trail pattern... Except I used all half square triangle blocks... (because I think I can be more accurate than with the flying geese blocks). I set them with sashing and cornerstone pieces. I also changed the background fabric so I had two basic backgrounds and set the block for a secondary "Barn Raising" type design layout. This quilt was for a raffle at the local ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Classic, Traditional
Cotton Batiks in four colors
What was your inspiration?
The print background fabric used in the center and outer corners... It is MOST AWSOME! Plus we needed a pattern that a group of women from the church could help with... making 500+ half square triangles kept them busy :-)
What are you most proud of?
Everyone who helped... This group of women take whatever I throw at them for the baazar quilt... from 500+ half square triangles to foundation paperpiecing... they are great and I am proud of all of them for showing up and taking on a job! (even if they don't sew)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time... layout the blocks to make sure you are puttig the backgrounds in the right spots. AND remember... a quilt is just as much about the journey as it is the final destination!