Friday, June 12, 2015

WHAT ONE CAN DO WITH HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES!


This is just a small topper made with Island Batik fabric from the Black Opal SS Grouping. 

These two fabrics are just gorgeous......  


As you can see, these are just half square triangles.  I cut out 3 1/2 squares of each fabric and sewed around the outside of the fabric on all four sides 1/4 inch.  Then I cut them on the diagonal both ways.  Giving me 4 half square triangles.  Easy...then I trimmed the half square triangles down to 2".

Here is an easy you tube to watch to see how this method is done.



Lots of fun working with these awesome fabrics.

Then a few days ago I finished this flimsy


Fun Huh???



13 comments:

Wacky Woman said...

I love HSTs. In fact, I belong to a group and we are going to be swapping HSTs to get a nice variety for a scrappy quilt. Who doesn't love Lorelei! Hope you are having a good week.

Fiona said...

love the effect of the HST's...
Hugz

Gene Black said...

Yes indeed. I need to do some quilt making but I keep chasing other squirrels.

Mystica said...

I didnt know this trick about the triangles. Thanks for the mini tutorial.

Needled Mom said...

HSTs are so versatile. That looks great and I like the second one too. You are having fun.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Yes, it looks like fun. Love both your quilts, especially the second one. I think I'm drawn to the colors.

Marjorie said...

Barb, you did such a wonderful job with these beautiful "flimsies". I love those half square triangles and your ladies.

Carol said...

I love both your topper and your quilt. The quilt is my favorite. I like the way you framed out the cute ladies. This would look good with embroidery too. I might have to borrow this idea - it is just too cute!! You chose the perfect fabric too. You always make such cute projects!

suemac said...

I like your quilting ladies quilt. So cute and so nicely fussy cut.

Jacque said...

What a fun project with HSTs. Where did those little ladies come from? So cute!

Missy Shay said...

I like that setting with your HST!

Scrappy quilter said...

I love working with HST's. Love your quilts.

Jean said...

I love using hst. Did you have any trouble using this method since the edges are on the bias?