Here are those pieced half square triangles from last week, now that the white half square triangles have been added and I've pressed them with my new-to-me iron.
The triangles are fine. They'll be adorable in the baby quilt once I get the other units pieced and assemble them into churn dash blocks...
It's the iron that I'm excited about! And I don't know why. I've got a decent iron that I've been using for the past twenty years. I should probably retire it, or start using the iron that the hedgehog won, but it never seems like the right time for the learning curve of a new iron with different settings and an auto-shut-off feature.
This iron is easy. You plug it in and turn the dial to set the temperature. It heats up fast and it gets hot. I've always wondered about those old movies where the distracted housewife holds up a shirt with an iron shaped hole in it. My regular iron couldn't do that if I was trying. This one, I'm sure, could. I won't be turning my back on it when it's plugged in, but I'm not sure we should be turning our backs on our irons no matter how many safety features they've got.
I'm linking this post up to Patchwork Times.