November 25, 2012 in Quilting
Pattern: Half Square Triangles, Quilt Along
Purpose: not sure yet
Dates: November 2012
I don’t like having left over fabric. I thought the Modern Block Medley would use all my up, but I actually had quite a bit left over. So, I went on the search for something to make with what I had. That is when I stumbled upon a half square triangle quilt along. I originally found it on a forum on Ravely and I was about nine weeks late to the game. But it is 72 weeks long.
It worked out really good, because I do struggle with my triangles. By the time this is over, I should have them mastered.
The pattern called for 3 1/2″ blocks to start and trimmed down to 2 1/2″. What I don’t like more than left over fabric, is wasted fabric. Normally to make a HST you take the finished size and add 7/8″ of an inch. I know that many quilters don’t like dealing with eighth inches - personally I don’t have an issue with it. But for accuracy sake, I cut my blocks 3″ and trimmed down. The trimming is a pain, but I am getting much more precise blocks.
I am working to cut all my blocks and making the HSTs now. This way when the next pattern is posted on the Quilt Along, all I have to do it assemble. Shout out to Knit ‘n Lit for all the hard work on each of the block tutorials. She is doing a great job on them and makes them very easy to understand.