Thursday, January 21, 2016

Love for HST

I've been under the weather in the past few days and the improv blocks stay as they were last week.   By noon time today, I felt much better so I stepped into my sewing room.  A friend's baby girl just turned one year old and I want make a baby quilt for her.  This young family just moved into our area less than a year ago. 

I've been fascinated by Half Square Triangle, HST in short, design for sometimes.  It's a very simple block but so versatile.  There are many different designs out there and I like them all.  And I have just perfect charm pack for it too.

I love the bright and happy colors of these 5 inch charm squares and they will look great with white.  I have bought some white fabric some time ago and have no idea from what company it's from.  After I have fabric on the shelves for awhile, I can't seem to remember who the designer is.  If any of you have a good tip on documenting your stash, please let me know.  

After several hours of pairing the squares, sewing them together, cut them apart and squaring them up again, I got this.

Ha ha, just kidding.  This is probably the hardest part of making HST blocks.  So much trimming to do. 

With a stack of HST blocks in hands, I started to play with them.  I put them in many different ways but I liked this one the best. 

I'll leave them on my design wall over night.  If I still like them tomorrow, I'll sew them together. 

Have a great week every one.


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling much better, Margo. Yes, that happy little charm pack, especially paired with white, is just the thing to cheer you. You accomplished so much and I love the layout! Looks fabulous on your design wall!

  2. I love HST's too. They are endlessly versatile.

  3. What a great gift. I love playing with HSTs too, there are just so many ways to play with them.

  4. This is so pretty. I finally invested in a bloclok ruler and boy does it speed up the trimming process.