HST Block of the Month: March

Thursday, March 1, 2012


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 March! Today I'm sharing with you the third block of our block of the month series! This block is just plain fun! Let's dive right in!

For my block I used prints from Weekends by Erin McMorris, Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House, and Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry.

Cutting
HST Block of the Month: March by jenib320
HST Block of the Month: March, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Traditional Method:
- (8) 4" squares from background fabric (white)
- (4) 4" squares from print fabric (green)
- (2) 4" squares from second print fabric (turquoise)
- (2) 4" squares from third print fabric (navy)

Alternative Method:
- (4) 6" squares from background fabric (white)
- (2) 6" squares from print fabric (green)
- (1) 6" squares from second print fabric (turquoise)
- (1) 6" squares from third print fabric (navy)

HST Block of the Month: March by jenib320
HST Block of the Month: March, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
1. Assemble your half-square triangles using either the traditional method, or the alternative method. Press seams open.

2. Trim your HSTs to 3.5" square.

HST Block of the Month: March by jenib320
HST Block of the Month: March, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
3. Arrange your HSTs as shown in the image above.

HST Block of the Month: March by jenib320
HST Block of the Month: March, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
4. Sew your HSTs into four rows. Press seams in alternating directions as shown above.

HST Block of the Month: March by jenib320
HST Block of the Month: March, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
5. Sew your four rows together, pinning where the seams match up. Press seams open. Trim block to 12.5" if necessary.

Voila! You're done! :)

If you create a block using this tutorial I hope you'll add it to the flickr group!

Happy Sewing!

15 comments :

  1. Jeepers is it March already! Love this months block, those colours were made for each other :)

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  2. Way to be on the ball - getting the block posted to early!

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  3. I will be starting this BOM late...but soo excited!

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  4. Great block! Making it today!

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  5. I was waiting... as a starter I love this BOM so much. Love this block!

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  6. Your block is beautiful!!! Looking forward to putting mine together. Thank you!!

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  7. yummy block! I think its the fabric choices that draw me in :-) love it!

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  8. Hi--Is it OK if I jump in late? I need to practice making these--have done mostly square piecing....Julierose

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  9. Almost finished with mine, I got a late start this afternoon. Great block, Jeni!

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  10. I LOVE this block! One of my favorites. Such an awesome tutorial Jeni!!

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  11. This is beautiful! Does it have a name? I'm keeping a journal of sketches of all the blocks & their name & the cut requirements.

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  12. I started late, but I have caught up after having just completed March's block. I'm loving the looks of my blocks. I've added the quilt badge to my blog...which was created to show my progress of the various internet BOMs and challenges I've undertaken this year. Pics of the 3 blocks are posted on my blog and I'll see if I can get them posted on Flickr, too.
    Thanks for this great BOM!!

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