Welcome to the Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month! For each month in 2012, I'll present a quick tutorial for a traditional quilt block using half-square triangles (HST)! It's going to be a lot of fun, feel free to join in at any time! For past posts see here.
Happy January! Today I'm sharing with you the first block of our block of the month series! This block is a fun variation on the traditional Sawtooth Star! Let's dive right in!
- (8) 4" squares from background fabric (white)
- (4) 4" squares from print fabric (navy)
- (2) 4" squares from second print fabric (turquoise)
- (2) 4" squares from third print fabric (green)
- (4) 6" squares from background fabric (white)
- (2) 6" squares from print fabric (navy)
- (1) 6" squares from second print fabric (turquoise)
- (1) 6" squares from third print fabric (green)
traditional method, or the alternative method. Press seams open.
2. Trim your HSTs to 3.5" square.
3. Arrange your HSTs as shown in the image above.
4. Sew your HSTs into four rows. Press seams in alternating directions as shown above.
Voila! You're done with the first block! :)
If you create a block using this tutorial I hope you'll add it to the flickr group!