On some blog recently I read about a technique for making half-square-triangles by sewing the outside edges of a square, then cutting into 4 pieces. This seemed an incredibly stupid idea since it would make the square's edges all on the bias. So I decided to try it.
My conclusion is that it is, in fact, incredibly stupid to have piles of squares with bias edges. I had to be extremely careful as I sewed them together. I could just imagine a beginning piecer try this...it would keep you from ever piecing again.
My tolerance for this approach is pretty low, so instead of a whole quilt of this, I'll alternate these 2 strips with something else.
And as long as I'm sharing my "what was I thinking?" moments....I'll share this progress photo. I've literally Turned The Corner on the Joseph's Coat. The hand quilting is finished on 3 sides with most of the center finished. I've quit tracking petals completed, and have changed to a smaller hoop as it makes me feel like I'm making progress each time I move the hoop. Just a guess...but I have the equivalent of about 7 "squares" to go. This is why I haven't posted much lately...I've been focused on finishing this.