Last Updated on 04/05/21 by quiltripping
I am slowly continuing my investigations into half square triangle (HST) geometries with this block of the month project, especially all the options possible with a 4 patch HST unit.
It’s been a long winter and I’ve used the time to just “nest”. Despite there being a lot that still needs to get done on the house, this blog and with sewing, it has been nice to just take a mental and physical break and slow down for a while. I am still plugging along on my personals block of the month project, though it has been more like a block-every-two-months project.
Triangle Fourplay – Quilt block of the Month – Block 7
For block 7, this month’s 4 patch HST unit is what I call a “half-arrow” design. I combined four of them into a beautiful star pattern, though there are many other options which I explored and am also sharing.
The colors this month are all about red, my favorite color. I used a bright coral red from the Allison Glass Insignia collection that I have been using in the previous months. I know the two blocks look the same, but they are actually mirror images of each other.
I have also been making the same block in a scrappy version each month. For the Kaffe Fasset scraps block, I also chose two red florals from my stash, though I wish I had fabrics with a little more contrast.
And of course, I have been also making red and cream blocks with fabrics from my stash, so there was another one in this collection this month as well.
If you want to sew along in this block of the month project, here are the measurements and fabric requirements.
My starting half square triangle is 3.5 inches square. Once I’ve sewn 16 of them into a block, the size of the sewn block is 12.5 inches square which will finish at 12 inches in the quilt.
You can also read about my quick and easy method for making half square triangles.
For each 12 inch finished block using two colors:
- Fat eighth or 1/8 yd of two contrasting colors, OR
- Enough fabric to cut 8 x 4 inch squares of each fabric color
For a quilt with twelve 12 inch blocks I am thinking I will need:
- 2.5 yards of each of two contrasting fabrics for the 12 blocks
- 3/4 yard fabric for sashing
- 1/3 to 1/2 yard for each border
- 1/2 yard for binding
Check out the rest of the designs in my block of the month project:
See you soon. Thanks for visiting.