O.K., I’m sure everyone knows how to do HST. Several months ago I saw a quilt on an episode of King of Queens. It was made of all HST blocks. I drafted my own pattern and decided to make the quilt. Since I will need 576 HST blocks I thought I would share how I do them.
My fabrics are Batiks, Fossil Ferns and a couple pieces of Willowberries.
A few blocks done.
First step; Start with 2-4″ blocks. Dark on bottom, light on top.Draw a line across block with Quick Quarter Ruler.
Stitch scant 1/4 inch each side of line.
Cut in to.
Press with dark triangle on top. Open and press seam toward dark Triangle
I use a 3 1/2 inch Omnigrid ruler to square my blocks up
Two finished Half Square Triangle Blocks.
I take 9 of these blocks and sew 3 rows of three, then sew the 3 rows together. I then square the block up to 9 1/2 inches.
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. I guess I have just made too many HST and had to see how I did it. Hope everyone has a great day.