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HALF SQUARE TRIANGLE AND BORDERS QUILT-A-LONG
Hurray! YOU asked for it!
This week we are starting a new quilt-a-long and this time it is not a mystery quilt and it is not a whole cloth quilt.
This quilt is designed to help you visualize motifs in different settings.
There are four different borders and four different ways to quilt half square triangles.
YOUR ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK
Choose a color scheme. (I was thinking about lilacs–and I had some HST (half square triangles) leftover from another project…)
- Fat Quarter Solid for “bars” (I used Boundless solids on Clearance from Craftsy HERE:
Boundless Solids Lucky Day Precut Fabric – $17.00
- Fat Quarter Solid or print for top and bottom borders. (it’s not showing up well here–my top and bottom borders are a yellow on green print)
- Scraps of lights or whites for half square triangles,
- Scraps of prints for half square triangles.
- Fat quarter for backing
- Fat quarter for binding
Need 40 2 inch (finished) half square triangle units.
Stitch ten together in a row.–Four rows of ten.
Use YOUR favorite method for stitching the HSTs. Later this week I will show a few of my favorite methods.
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
YOU might want to make some other design decisions.
For example, this pattern would work perfectly well if you made it twice as long…a long, narrow table runner might suit your table or wall better…
Or…you could make it much larger…maybe YOU have large HST leftover from a different project–use them!
Add five rows of triangles–or ten and make it a lap quilt or larger…
Whatever works for YOU
QUILTING YOUR QUILTS
The purpose of this quilt-a-long is to help you take motifs you like and turn them into a useable pattern for YOUR quilts!
So let’s get quilting!!!!
I can’t wait to see what you create!
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Merrily we quilt-a-long, quilt-long, quilt-a-long….
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