When I made the flying geese for the frame medallion quilt, I turned the trimmings into half square triangle (HST) blocks. At the time I had no idea how I would use them, but I couldn't bear to toss them out. At our most recent guild meeting I purchased directions for a smaller version of the Rajah quilt the original quilt measures a whopping 325 x 327 cm (128 x 129 inches) but the directions I purchased are for a smaller version (I think it is a quarter size of the original) measuring 160 x 160 cm (63 x 63 inches).
The Rajah quilt is probably one of Australia's most important textiles, it is quite fragile and is not usually kept out on display. You can read a bit more about the quilt here and also listen to the story of the quilt here. It was most recently displayed at the Queensland Art Gallery last year in their Quilts 1700-1945 exhibition, I would have loved to visit the exhibition but I had too much of my Flower Garden quilt left to finish :(
Today as I was pressing the HST blocks I glanced at the pattern and noticed there were two borders using HSTs, so I checked the pattern and YES, I will be able to trim my HSTs to the size required for the quilt, I have just over 100 units and there are about 196 units in one border so now I have found a use for the HSTs and have yet another project to add to the evergrowing list, although there is no hope of this one being started for some time. To read more about the pattern release pop over to Michelle Hill's blog.