Wednesday, April 17, 2013

do. Good Stitches - April 2013

This month Linda tasked us with making half-square triangle blocks of contrasting values to make a quilt like one of these. The last time I worked with HSTs was my first ever quilt (in retrospect, probably not the best idea knowing what I know now about bias edges), so I was excited to try them again now that I know more about fabric and better piecing techniques.

So here are my blocks!

Fabrics: dark: Dear Stella; light: Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn

Fabrics: dark: Free Spirit; light: Dear Stella
I must say, I'm quite please with my center points.  I don't think my points have ever matched that well, except maybe when paper piecing.


  1. Such pristine piecing! I am braving up to do some HSTs soon - which method do you use? Also - here is the fabric int he second one:
    ciao Jess!

  2. These are wonderful, Jess! And isn't it amazing to realize how much we learn over time by revisiting a technique after many moons? I look forward to seeing these guys in person and am glad that you were open to playing with HSTs again!