HST Block of the Month: July

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Half-Square Triangle Block of the Month July 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 July! Today I'm sharing with you the seventh block of our block of the month series! A bit later than I intended, but it's still the first of the month! ;) Let's dive right in!

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

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

22 comments :

  1. Love this one! Might have to hand sew this one though- our power is out after a big storm and electric co. estimated it to be back on by next Friday! Well, just kidding about the hand sewing but I'm excited to make this one. Thanks for another fun pattern.

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  2. I think this one is my favourite yet!! Maybe a tie with January's. Thanks Jeni!

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  3. This may be my fave! I just might use this for a "Christmas in July" quilt i'm about to start! Thanks Jeni!

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  4. Just perfect!! Your fabrics choices are immaculate yet again! :))

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  5. I love this block and can't wait to put mine together! Thank you!!

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  6. Very petty block in wonderful fabrics! Thanks.

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  7. I have to agree that the pattern is wonderful, and your color choices beautiful. Thank you for the block of the month series.

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  8. I love this one! I love them all, but this one the most!

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  9. Really wonderful block ~ the color choices are so lovely.

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  10. Loving this one! The greens all play very nicely together.

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  11. oh my gosh i love that fabric selection! what is the brand of those, if you dont mind me asking? i especially like the top one. pretty! nancyjo001@yahoo.com

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  12. I love the quilt I made using this block and this is a lovely tutorial. I was told it is called the Depression Block.

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  13. Very pretty, can't wait to add it to my others.

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  14. I am LOVING this block! Definietly going to use this as inspiration for my next quilt project :)

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  15. I love this one so much, I think I am going to use just this block and make a lap quilt! Thanks!

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  16. I made a pillow out of this block. I love it. It would make a really cute quilt if it was made with just this block.

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  17. Oh wow. These are just beautiful. I would love some of this blocks.What a great giveaway! I'm saving this tutorial to my favorites for later.
    Thank you!

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