Of course, my version would be all scrappy. I turned to my stack of light fabrics and cut all the squares I needed.
I combined these with bits and pieces of leftover triangles from previous steps, as well as cutting some new ones:
The first section went together fairly easily, and I had my 35 half squares ready to sew together:
The second section of Half Squares, is a version of the traditional Cut Glass Dish pattern:
I tried a lot of different ideas with this one. The first was to highlight the diagonal:
But then I decided to just highlight the central square. I thought this might be a good time to use one of my fabrics with a larger print that gets lost when you cut it into very small units. So I tried this one:
Then this one:
At last, I chose yet another one, and I was happy with it:
So with two of the three Half Square triangle sections done, I turned to the the third section, which is supposed to look like this pattern.
It's kind of a Half Square triangle version of a Trip Around the World. The finished size for this one happens to be the exact size of the House block that I want to use as my substitute, so, I have decided to use my House block instead. Besides, there already is a Trip Around the World block in the quilt. Also, I like the idea that the House is going to be right in the center of the finished quilt.
Here are the sections I have done so far. ( Excuse the gloomy lighting on a cloudy day.)
Number of pieces in the Half Square Triangle sections: 131
Number of pieces in Long Time Gone so far: 1036
I've gone above the thousand pieces mark!