I really learned a lesson last night. And that is that by chaining by hand, I can stitch a fairly large number of the HSTs in just a couple of hours. Just over 50 of them are in that nice little stack – all done by hand last night. I put an Aurifil spool by them just to give it some perspective.
I’m thrilled by this as I have, up until now, pretty much avoided blocks that call for a lot of HSTs as I figured they’d get pretty boring to stitch. But this way they’re fun.
“Let the Decorating Begin.”
Baxter and Jake guarding the toy basket. According to Mr. Q.O., Baxter’s expression is saying, “You do know that’s my toy, don’t you?”
Jake, you are asking for trouble…….do aliens use half-square triangles to decorate their tree? That’s certainly a stack of pieces, I use Aurifil thread so can just imagine the height of it!
You are a HST wizard now! LOL!
The aliens are having fun now!
Baxter is so nice to share, doe she mind if Jake plays with Cappy?
I don’t think I realized one could chain sew by hand. I thought it was a machine only thing. Merry Christmas to you, Baxter and Jake.
That’s excellent! I have in mind a schnibble that requires eleventy-million HSTs, for which reason I’ve procrastinated making. Add another to the list ‘when I get my printer’. Cathi, you are a gem!
(Also, perhaps Baxter understands that Jake is younger kitteh, with toddler attitude—you know, if I like it, is mine, if is in my paws, is mine… etc 🙂 and so shares. )
Love that you figured a way to hand chain piece. Your stuff is alway so neat and pretty. Loving the pictures of the kitties! Merry Christmas. Hugs to all.
You simply are amazing with your hand piecing!!!!! I admire you, greatly!