HST Block of the Month: June

Friday, June 1, 2012

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
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 June! Today I'm sharing with you the sixth block of our block of the month series! We're half-way done! Isn't that crazy?  This block is a super simple! Let's dive right in!

Cutting
Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
HST Block of the Month: June, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Traditional Method:
- (8) 4" squares from background fabric (white)
- (2) 4" squares from print fabric (green)
- (2) 4" squares from second print fabric (turquoise)
- (2) 4" squares from third print fabric (teal)
- (2) 4" squares from fourth print fabric (navy)

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

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
HST Block of the Month: June, 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.

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
HST Block of the Month: June, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
3. Arrange your HSTs as shown in the image above.

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
HST Block of the Month: June, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
4. Sew your HSTs into four rows. Press seams in alternating directions as shown above.

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month June Quilt Block Tutorial - In Color Order
HST Block of the Month: June, 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! :)

Now that we're half-way through, I thought I'd take a shot of all my blocks together! I'm getting excited seeing this quilt come together, I hope you are too!

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

Happy Sewing!

16 comments :

  1. I know this is the HST block of the month, but I don't think I would make this block with HSTs! How do you feel about a square in a square block?

    Love those fabrics, and your blocks look pretty fun together. The pinwheel block is still my total favorite.

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  2. So glad that I am home this weekend. I can get caught up on my HST BOM blocks. The past few months I have had so many things going on that I fell behind :-( Tonight I am cutting pieces, tomorrow I am sewing YEAHHHH

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  3. Adoro patchwork, mas não sei fazer. Quando vejo o seu tutorial tudo parece tão simples que um dia vou tentar executá-lo.
    Obrigada por compartilhar o conhecimento.
    Beijos


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  4. I am excited too! Each month, I look forward to see what the block will look like!
    Thanks, sylvia
    psjvpy1@verizon.net

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  5. These are really beautiful together, but I do agree with Jennifer. At some point, it's more worth it to learn the math for squares in squares and flying geese. Perhaps I'm just picky though - I'm not a fan of "Retro Flowers" for the same reason - too many seams.

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  6. Jennifer, Angie: There are lots of different ways to make the same block, feel free to use whatever method you are most comfortable with! For these purposes, it just wouldn't be appropriate to post a non-HST block tutorial for our HST block of the month ;)

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  7. Somehow I've missed all the previous blocks. But I do love them all together. I really love HSTs - so versatile. You can arrange them so many different ways.

    Thanks for the great resource.

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  8. Your blocks look fab together! Only 6 more to go!!!

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  9. I am totally opposite to the above posts. I like that the blocks are all made with HST. It shows what can be done using a different method to make the same block that we would traditionally piece. Keep up the good work.

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  10. I appreciate your great work. Beautiful. Thanks for share it. Mil Gracias por decirnos como hacer tan hermosos Blocks. Con gran cariño desde Venezuela. (No tengo Blog, pero les visito)

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  11. I love this months block! I love them all, but especially this one. I think I might make an entire quilt out of it!

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  12. They look great together! Well done, Jeni!

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  13. The block this month was really easy. I enjoyed making it. I am also excited about having half of the blocks made. Thanks again!

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  14. Loving how this is coming together!!! I'm definitely going to cut into my FMF for this, but I was wondering what you were doing for sashing? I want to make sure I have everything I need before Instart and you never know with the FMF, it can sell out quick :) thanks so much Jeni!!!

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