Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle Book

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Happy Thursday! I have some beans to spill today. EEEK! I've been busy stitching and writing away behind the scenes making nearly 4,000 half-square triangles for...


Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle BOOK! I have been talking for years about writing a book, and I finally did it. I am excited to add "Author" to my list of trades. It sounds so grown up, haha! So, why write a book on HSTs? They are my very favorite block! I wanted to share my favorite tips, methods, and most importantly my love and enthusiasm for HSTs.

I look forward to sharing more about it in the next few months! It's been one of the biggest challenges I've ever tackled. I can honestly say it's made with blood, sweat, and tears. Plus a lot of fabric and thread! It will be here Fall 2015, and is being published by Lucky Spool! You can even pre-order it already if you'd like! (How crazy is that?!)

Okay, enough chit-chat for me today! Now I need a diet coke and some chocolate, revealing such a big secret is nerve-wracking! :)

Cover shot by Lauren Hunt.

40 comments :

  1. Congratulations! So happy for You! I wish this book was selling in my country. I would know what to stalk the bookstore for. And by the way, that HSTs cover is amazing, it's looks so incredible!

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  2. yay Jeni!!!! so excited for you! and yes, go enjoy your favorite treats for sure!

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  3. Congratulations! What a gorgeous cover. I can't wait to see what's inside!

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  4. GENIUS! I can't wait to see more!

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  5. Congratulations on the book--The cover picture is awesome. Cannot wait to be able to get my hands on a copy. Also--love the picture of the trimmings in the jars

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  6. That is so very awesome! Congrats! The cover is beautiful, I can't wait to enter in!

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  7. Wonderful. I love HSTs also. Can't wait to see what you have in store.

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  8. There is absolutely NOTHING better than a half-square triangle. . .Love your cover and mason jars filled with lovely leftovers. ..the BEST! Congratulations!

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  9. Well done!! Sounds like an amazing accomplishment. You can be so proud if yourself.

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  10. Congratulations! You've picked a great topic.

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  11. What a great topic and AMAZING cover for the book!! I'm totally going to be trimming from HST in mason jars now too. I actually spent 30 minutes taking pictures of my trimmings from a project cause I thought the trimmings in a pile were as beautiful as the project I was working on. We are strange people us quilters :) Congrats and I can't wait to pick up this book!

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  12. WEEEEOOOO! Love HSTs. Look forward to your book. Congratulations.
    BTW, I keep my trimmings in clear glass cookie jars. They are most satisfying to look at while designing the next project/quilt.

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  13. How fun! The more I use HST's the more I love them so I can see how you got taken down that path :-) And OF COURSE that gorgeous photo was taken by Lauren Hunt - the more I see of her work the more I like her!

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  14. Wow, so exciting! I'm looking forward to have a look inside your book. I loved all your HST projects so far. I wonder, do you have any plans for your beautiful trimmings in your jars? ;-)

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  15. So excited for you!! Congrats Jeni. Love what you have shown, especially that cover shot!! Can't wait to see more ;)

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  16. Congratulations! I really love your cover shot-it's just perfect!

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  17. Congratulations!!! Diet Coke? How about champagne?! Fantastic accomplishment! So happy for you!

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  18. Congratulations! Such exciting news! I can't wait to find out more about your book - it's definitely going on my wish list!

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  19. Can't wait til fall to see it!! Congrats on another achievement!

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  20. Congrats Jeni! I echo Amy, great cover pic!

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  21. That's fantastic, congratulations!

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  22. Speaking from a photographer's perspective, that cover is genius! Normally the back of someone's head is not that interesting, but Lauren has managed to turn this into an "everyquilter" situation. We could all be the one to want to play with HSTs. Brilliant! This is definitely end cap material at the book store! Plus a sparkly congratulations for this accomplishment, your hard work will undoubtedly pay off!

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  23. Oh wow. That is great news. I can't wait to take a look at it.

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  24. Haha! I Love it!! It is perfect, of course and I can't wait to see it!!!! And I actually have blue mason jars full of HST trimmings too :) Yay Jeni!!!

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  25. High Five!!!! That cover photo is awesome and those jars of scraps make me drool! Great news, can't wait!

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  26. This is great!! I've been telling myself to make a bunch of hst's and let my granddaughters play with arrangements and then just sew what they come up with. Haven't done it yet though. Looking forward to your book. Can you make it get here faster? ;)

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  27. Fabulous - congratulations!! I made your triangle square sampler and gave it to a friend as a wedding present. I'll look forward to seeing the book! :)

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  28. Wow! I saw this picture and made a noise and my husband asked what was wrong. I said nothing, that was an impressed noise!

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  29. Oh my stars! the cover is gorgeous! cannot wait!

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  30. Awesome Sauce!!!! Congratulations!!

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  31. Congratulations! It looks like a great book (the cover shot is so fab) - I love HSTs and can't wait to get a copy and play around with some fabric.

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  32. Congratulations. I love HSTs too! Looking forward to it.

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  33. I've just been getting in to half square triangles. Can't wait to see your book!

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  34. Congratulations, I am so excited for this! I'm quite a long time lurker, and also a HUGE nerd for HSTs! I make ceramic tiles aswell, and I'm in the middle of making enough for my kitchen splashback in HST tiles!

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  35. Huge congratulations! THis is so amazing and such a great honor! Can't wait to check it ou!

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