Thursday, November 1, 2012

HST Block of the Month - November


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 November! Today I'm sharing with you the eleventh block of our block of the month series! One more block after this! Next month I'll share our final block as well as finishing instructions! But for now, let's get stitching!

Cutting
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)

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.

3. Arrange your HSTs as shown in the image above.

4. Sew your HSTs into four rows. Press seams in alternating directions.

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!

6 comments:

  1. Another great block! Thank you.

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  2. Ooh - I really like this one :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I like this block a lot! Way behind but I'm going to try and catch up!

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  4. I'm so needing to do my blocks of the month! Where did the time go? Loving this block ~ along with all the others!

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  5. I would love to win this!

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