Half Square Triangles: Love Em or Hate Em?
Those of my friends who are keeping up with the ‘real time’ day to day affairs of Sew Fresh Quilts on Instagram, may have noticed some heavy duty (Half Square Triangle) HST action happening last week.
In 2013, I shared a tutorial for making HST here. Back then I would trim before pressing. Then trim the dog ears. But now I tend to press my HST open and then trim each side. I really like having the seam pressed open. And appreciate one less step.
This WoW-E! quilt WIP is made from Kona Cotton Solids features Melon, Punch, Lemon, Daffodil, Green Tea, Asparagus, Sunny, Mango, Cypress, Ice Frappe, Coal, Black. Snow for the background and Silver for the sashing. The blocks finish at 9″ square.
At first, I had considered giving the blocks a two tone quality. And white sashing.
|WoW-E! quilt block layout with two tone and White|
But in the end, I went with a single colour and grey (Coal) for the inside of the blocks to match the cornerstones. Light grey (Kona Silver) was chosen for the sashing and borders.
|WoW-E! quilt block layout with Grey and Silver|
Using black for the inside and cornerstones would make some striking blocks, too!
|WoW-E! quilt block layout with Black|
My latest WIP required 360 HST for a 20 block layout. Seems like a lot of HST.
Or is it just me? How do you feel about making HST?
Do you Love Em or Hate Em?
Do you prefer to press to one side or open?
Have you ever used a Loc-Block ruler and what do you think of it?
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