Friday, March 9, 2018

Green for March

I've been wanting to try half square triangles... I found a pinwheel pattern I like and I think it'd be a great project to do for Rainbow Scrap Challenge, BUT I had all kinds of trouble making my first two.

I figure the trouble with my points comes from the trimming.  More practice is necessary.

Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.


  1. The points on the left look perfect to me! I have started using a ruler with a diagonal line to trim my HSTs so they will not only be the correct size but also have a perfect diagonal seam. I'm not very good with seam allowances, but this way I can hide my mistakes.

  2. My favorite way to make HST's is Triangulations (computer disc). I have all the sizes printed out, so, I just make copies, then paper piece them (stitch on the dashed line, cut on the solid line, iron open, then pull the paper out). There are a couple of other ways that I make them, too. I have a special ruler for trimming them up, that nests the seam, so that it lines up correctly.

  3. You are brave to take on HST's--my own worst nightmare...yours came out very well, I think...hugs julierose

  4. I have been quilting for more than 20 years and the only thing I like less than half square triangles are flying geese! Both always seem to have their points where they shouldn't be, but careful sewing, trimming and pinning, I have learned over the years, does help. Sadly these two units are a staple in quilting, so I just keep at it and you should too. Make that quilt! In the end, you'll love it, I'm sure, perfect or not.

  5. You did a great job for a first time! Beautiful blocks, pretty fabrics

  6. Good luck with your HSTs. They are great in so many blocks. I love the easy angle ruler, or the draw a line in the middle of a square method. So many ways to do it!


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