Monday, May 22, 2023

Quilt Ideas For Half Square Triangles

 Hi Quilty Friends!  I'm still working my tail off in the yard and garden but my heart is quilting.  Dreaming of future projects and of course finishing the current Lone Star quilt.  But the THOUSANDS of half square triangles are front and center of my quilty brain.

As I troll through the internet at the end of the day I'm always on the lookout for quilt blocks and patterns with lots of HST's or Flying Geese blocks.  Because we all know two HST's make one flying goose block.

And of course any block or quilt would be even cuter when its scrappy.

So I started a Pinterest Board where I can save ideas for future reference.  I've saved 167 ideas.  One or two of them have duplicate saves because I'm old and forgetful.  If you would like to take a look at my HST Pinterest Board you can find it by clicking here.  I'm not sure if you need to have a Pinterest Account to take a look but give it a try.

The problem will be deciding on which quilts to make.  Bonnie Hunter has several quilt patterns using both flying geese and HST's.  I also have all her books and they all have patterns using both HST's and flying geese.  The Rivanna quilt is one of  her recent patterns that can be found in her shop.  It would put a big dent in my HST stash.

The Triangle Chaos quilt below is another that really speaks to me.  You can find more information about it at Handmade Myrth.

And the last one would be great to use up multiple sizes of HST's.  It has no name.  You can read more about it over at That Man Quilts.  

These are just a few quilts I find interesting today.  By the time I actually start using up the HST's I could change my mind.  It's fun looking for ideas and seeing quilters creative ideas.  Who knows, I might design my own quilts for all these HST's.  Well except for I will definitely be making he OMIGOSH quilt.   I've admired the pattern for years.  This quit measures 70 x 88.  Those are some tiny pieces!  Are you up to the challenge?

Until next time...

I hope you find time to stitch up something sweet!

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  1. Whatever pattern you decide on, it will be a lovely quilt. Happy stitching!

  2. OMIGOSH YES, you should make OMIGOSH!! I quilted that one for Nanette (Do It Right Quilter) and I was just in awe of all those itty bitty patches. I know you can handle that challenge and it would be stunning. I also know the Slippery Slope of Pinterest inspiration photos, though -- it has led me to way too many projects in progress, fabric and patterns purchased but untouched, constant temptation to start MORE new quilts because I now have thousands of quilts on my Pinterest boards and I want to make them ALL!

  3. You are just so inspiring! I want to sew almost everything on your Pinterest page. Alas! Thank you for this amazing resource.


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