On my design floor is a class project. Just before leaving on our Sewtopia trip, I learned my name came off the waiting list for a fellow guild member's class the weekend following our trip. I had no time to prep for the class prior to Sewtopia--had not even picked out fabric--but we were instructed to come to class with half-square triangles already made. I rummaged around in the sewing room and came across a package of precut Kona Snow triangles, and a pack of Moda Slices in solids of mostly blues/greens. I added the copper toned solid length I bought in Seattle at Dry Goods Design.
Since the triangles were of different sizes and makers, I chose to save the precut 90 degree corner, and trim 2.5" off the larger triangle, so that it could be used for something else--possibly binding.
We sliced and inserted--our tablemate had nearly the same insert color that I had, though my blocks were a lot smaller, about 6". She had brought a vinyl tablecloth for a design board, it worked great tucked around a picture hung on the wall.
My sister's blocks were the largest of anyone's at 15"! She used a fat quarter stack of Guicy Guice prints she had hoarded for awhile and didn't want to cut small. Most people used blocks about 9.5" We had a grand time sewing and I finished 12 blocks.
I think this would make a nice tablerunner. I have 13 more HSTs to play with, with a purple print to insert.
Now I really must finish the Newlywed's Dreamcatcher quilt before I start anything else new...though the fat quarter stack of Christmas fabrics I got as a door prize from Sewtopia is going to look great made up in the Meadowland pattern I bought...it sure is a lot of fun to start new quilts!