Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Plethora of HSTs

Back in June when I was gearing up for quilt camp, I determined that I would make something with my Kaffe Fassett scraps using half-square triangles (HSTs). It was fun, and I managed to get quite a few blocks made. Click here to review my quilt camp sewing.

When I made my Ten Things This Summer list, one of the items was to continue working on these HST blocks. So I am!

I spent just a little bit of time Monday and Tuesday, and in no time I had about 20 more blocks made.

This is a close-up of 4 blocks. I begin with two 3.5" squares, draw a line on the diagonal, stitch a quarter-inch away on both sides, cut and press open. To get one block I need to have two pairs.

In this picture, I have 12 blocks laid out. Since doing these, I have done 6 or 8 more. I had 45 of them from quilt camp, so I probably have enough of these to make a decent-sized quilt. I now need to make more of the larger HSTs that I will use as alternating blocks.

This picture is from quilt camp; I pulled it to show you what I mean by making the larger HSTs. I have 45 of the larger ones made; I will be making at least 20-25 more. I am motivated to work on them, so I hope to have some more progress to show you soon.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oooh wow aren't all those blues and oranges together just striking? Beautiful! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love this color palette! So gorgeous.

Mary said...

Love it, so of course I want to make it. However I am in NC so no stash, no dashing up stairs to cut some triangles with Kaffe. Will have to learn to look and not try to duplicate, just appreciate a beautiful work in progress

QuiltSue said...

It looks wonderful Jayne. Full of life and colour, and I really think the alternating large blue triangles somehow work to show off the smaller pieces.