My June ‘18 One Monthly Goal is again a two-parter. A couple weeks ago I started making half-square triangles for my version of Freshly Pieced’ Fire Whirl Quilt. I love Lee’s original scrappy version but decided to use solids for the violet and turquoise/teal whirls and some orange diamonds for extra pop. I really enjoy designing directly on my design board, and for this quilt, I cut a lot of 2 1/2” squares and then sliced them diagonally to create my design triangles to see what a small segment of the quilt will look like. My stepdaughter and her girlfriend are getting married next year, and as I’m making this quilt as a wedding gift for them, I’m calling it Wedding Whirl. My plan is to finish making all of the 768 HSTs this month. I don’t know how many I already have, but I’m probably close to halfway done.
The other part of this monthly goal is to make a 15” x 24” paper-pieced butterfly using Lillyella’s Take Wing pattern that will be the feature butterfly in a quilt for my best friend. I will also be making some of Lillyella’s Charm butterflies in the next couple months, but they are not part of my June ‘18 monthly goal.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: June ‘18 OMG.