Half Square Triangles: Combination Unit

Half Square Triangles: Combination Unit

I'm featuring another quick block that can be created from half-square triangles or half square triangles or HST - it seems there are lots of ways to name these cute little units.  These Combination Blocks contain three fabrics so I would suggest that you have a contrast between them for the proper effect. You'll need:

  • 1 square of fabric
  • 1 half-square triangle the same size as your fabric square

One World Quilt Along Block 6

Block 6 of the One World Quilt Along has just been released and this is the last horizontal block in this quilt. It's actually the last full block in the entire quilt as the sashing, borders and one appliqué element will be what we're working on next month.

I saw this block as the perfect opportunity to use some metallic thread on the snowflakes in this block. I was pleased that my Janome 8900 handled the metallic thread with no problem at all. I just had to reduce the top tension on my sewing machine and be sure to use a large enough needle and it was just like stitching with any other type of quality thread. 

 
 Keith's version of Block 6

Keith's version of Block 6

 

If you haven't joined the One World Quilt Along, don't hesitate to join us now. Each block in the quilt is constructed individually so you can really start working on any block - you don't have to start with Block 1. There are two subscription options: Quilter or Viewer. Check out the details here.

 
 Keith's version of the One World quilt

Keith's version of the One World quilt

 

If you are already subscribed in the One World Quilt Along, be sure to check out all videos that Keith and I have created. They provide tips and information to help you construct your quilt.

Have fun with this month's block and see you March 15, 2017 for the final part of this quilt.

Creatively,

 

Half Square Triangles: Eight From Two

Half Square Triangles: Eight From Two

This sounds like a multiplication exercise, doesn't it? Last week I showed you how to make four half-square triangles from two pieces of fabric. Now,  I'm going to up the game and show you a technique to make eight half-square triangles from two pieces of fabric. That's twice as many HST's! This is the multiplication part of the episode :)