An appropriate subtitle might read "She thought she could but she was wrong!" The story begins a year or maybe it's two years now, anyway quite a while ago when I read one of Bonnie Hunter's posts about her delectable mountains quilt and her free pattern for same. It looked easy enough, and I proceeded to cut a huge pile of squares in hopes of making some sort of "purple mountain majesties" quilt of my own. Long story short, try as I might, I kept messing up on the final cut to complete the blocks, and my mountain majesties were quickly turning into a one-way spiky trek up the same l-o-n-g mountain. Only a few blocks turned out right, and they will show up eventually in the photos below. So, what to do with all the uncut large HST's still sitting there? Arrowhead blocks maybe? Made two of those but didn't care for them, so the final option became hourglass blocks. By this time I was thoroughly tired of messing with them, hated looking at the fabrics, gave away all but a couple of the purple HST squares to a visitor at one of our quilt ministry meetings, and threw the remainder together into three small wheelchair lap quilts for one of our local nursing homes. Thus, the finale:
These quilts are smaller than they appear in the photo, the largest is about 40x40 inches, the smallest one around 34 inches square.
Some closer shots: