My half square triangle experiment, now dubbed "The Madness" is finished! I am quite happy with the results and the person to whom I am gifting the quilt seems to like it as well. He has named it "The Madness" after his wine label and one of his best selling wines. I love the name, as it seems an appropriate title for a project made entirely of half square triangles arranged in 25 different ways.
I plan to stitch the backing together and get this off to my favorite quilter by next week! The quilt blocks are 8 inches finished (each one made with sixteen 2 1/5" half square triangle units. The entire quilt top finished at 68 inches square, a nice size for a lap quilt. I think I have been photo bombed in the picture below. That would be Remy, a fine little Westie who is part of the family.
Did you all have a good weekend? I went to visit my father on Sunday, and I always stay overnight so I am not spending six hours in the car all in one day. I am so lucky my father is in such good health. I can't help but compare his situation with that of my father in law, who we recently had to put in a memory care facility. The main difference between the two of them of course, is that my dad doesn't have dementia. He is an avid reader, and still exercises at the age of 88. His home is still our family hub, the place our Sunday dinners take place each week with out fail. He is always so excited to know who all will be in attendance, and is very interested in the activities of all his children and grandchildren. He is a great example of the old adage "use it or lose it". He isn't about to lose it any time soon I don't think.