Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Happy Half Square Project BLOCK ONE

I have decided I need a new project to use my Half Squares on... so!  I am starting what I call

The Happy Half Square Project!!

And if you want - you can join in!!

I have picked a lot of Half Square Triangle Blocks, and designed some ( that may have existed - who knows) and each week I am going to stitch one, until I have enough to make a top - and then!

I will start over!!

Here is how it will work for me -

I am using 5 inch squares to make my Half Squares - so my Blocks are rather large.

But you can choose any size square you want to make your HST's - or any method - and then you can do the layouts and follow along!

Each week that I make one - I will post the layout here on Wednesdays.  I am pretty sure I will have one each week, as my dear son has cut up a TON of my scraps into 5 inch squares for me... I mean - I TON... Like a whole shoe box full ( he is 6'7" - he wears big shoes)

Each Block will take 16 Half Square Triangle Blocks

I use the method of drawing a line on the back of the white
Sewing 1/4 inch on each side
Slice down the center and press.

Therefore - I will need 8 Squares of my Background ( White)
and 8 squares of my Colors


Tada!! Here is my First Block

Now I did try it using 2 1/2 inch squares - and made that Blue one.... It looks very tiny compared to my 5 in square ones.

I am kinda happy with this project - it is making my heart happy - and giving me a little inspiration!

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Kate said...

What a fun way to use up some scraps! Looking forward to seeing all the blocks.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Looks like a fun project. I'm with you on the 5 inch squares.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree that this is a fun project - good for you! (how big is the larger block?)

chrisknits said...

Hmm, I have a ton of 2" squares, and I am the Queen of mini around here. Might have to delve into this SAL.

Bonnie said...

Definitely a fun project... but what got me was you have a son who is 6'7". Must be the fresh air and lots of milk! I'm curious. I need to figure out whether I have enough matching triangles to do this. I think I'd like to use 4" -- if I've got a die that size... I think I deserve a quilt start! HA. Thanks.

Mary said...

How fun! Looking forward to making another of your great quilts!

Barob Book Blog said...

I think I’ll roll with you on this project! Heading to my quilt room to cut a shoe box full of 5” squares! Question: are you using your son's shoe box? If he is 6’7” he must have big feet so I might need two boxes! LOLOL

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Sounds like fun!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm loving this; I have a bazillion scrappy HSTs, I might just need to play along~

Kat Scribner said...

Or .... you could use that 8 at a time method with a larger square.

Libby in TN said...

I want to join it. Keep those HSTs coming!

qypsyquilterdesigns said...

That's a very pretty block. Something tells me you're going to have fun making this quilt top.

kupton52 said...

Ditto...looks like fun....please keep them coming!

Dorothy said...

Love it :-)

Carlie Nichols said...

I'm joining in too!! I love your surprise quilts--quick, easy and FUN!!

Delighted Hands said...

Sounds like a great idea, I'm in!

Preeti said...

Happiness is all that matters, Alycia. Keep that sketchbook handy. I always do. I am sure many quilty buddies will be making these HST blocks. Stay safe.

Michele said...

Nice block. I've been working on cutting up all my scraps too.