half square triangles – wip + giveaway

hello Wednesday!

half square triangles

I have had this pile of half square triangles sitting in my studio…

they are calling me…but what to make??

tell me some of your ideas…

​​​​​​​linking up with Quiltfabrication

once again…I am hosting a mystery giveaway…

leave a comment to enter…I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!


26 Responses to half square triangles – wip + giveaway

  1. Michele T May 15, 2019 at 5:46 am #


  2. Calypso May 15, 2019 at 6:29 am #


  3. Missy Reynolds May 15, 2019 at 6:30 am #

    Moda Love is my favorite pattern for HSTs right now. I’ve made pillows from the left overs from quilt bindings. Every one has been lovely!

  4. Jen May 15, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    Modern bursting star quilt (Pattern from Midnight Quilter-Angela Walters) is a great way to use hst

  5. Denise May 15, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    I love the patchwork boat I made recently using hst, that is what I see. Come join me tomorrow for Put your foot down linky party.

  6. Carol DeLater May 15, 2019 at 7:38 am #

    I recently saw a Yankee Pinwheel block created with three colors in different shades creating the pinwheel effect. I’m not create with color terminology. Color theory is elusive for me.

  7. Lisa England May 15, 2019 at 7:40 am #

    I saw some HSTs placed to look like flying geese made in halves and it looked pretty cool. Might be fun to play around with that.

  8. Sandy Allen May 15, 2019 at 7:54 am #

    Oh, I see a chevron quilt or pillow! Looks like there are enough to make it go light to dark, too!

  9. Jacob May 15, 2019 at 8:29 am #

    Based on the colors I see, I am thinking something patriotic for the 4th of July. Maybe some stars!

  10. Janna May 15, 2019 at 8:42 am #

    How about just sewing them together randomly and see what happens?

  11. Dorinda Fleming May 15, 2019 at 8:46 am #

    I love making stars with them

  12. Kathy E. May 15, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    Arrange them into a pretty design and make a tote bag to carry your projects or new purchases!

  13. Rita Long May 15, 2019 at 9:18 am #

    Broken dishes

  14. Sally May 15, 2019 at 10:12 am #


  15. rl2b2017 May 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi Brooke! That looks like a patriotic table runner to me, made with red stars and blue stars or a combination of them. Or place them in a chevron or a herringbone pattern . . . or pinwheels. So many options with HSTs! ~smile~ Roseanne

  16. Lori Smanski May 15, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    Hello. What pretty HST’s These would be pretty on the border of a table runner for summer.

  17. Shirley May 15, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

    I vote for pinwheels! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  18. minibea12 May 15, 2019 at 10:22 pm #

    I’d make a pillow out of your little squares.

  19. Beth Talmage May 16, 2019 at 1:15 am #

    Pretty! Maybe a table runner with value-based diamonds running up and down it. And can I just say, how typically quilter-y it is to have a pile of hst’s and then pounce on them and decide now is the time to make something out of them? I just made a small “something” out of little, bitty strips of batik strings left over from another project (not like I had anything else I should have been finishing up and putting the binding on…).

  20. asteride May 16, 2019 at 5:15 am #

    I recently made a pillow cover with big squares made of HSTs. The original idea was for a quilt but I never finished it. So cut out 2 pillow covers front and added the back with white heavy fabric.

  21. Rose P May 16, 2019 at 7:23 am #

    I like the hourglass.

  22. Anita L Jackson May 16, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    I have a big stack too, squared up and ready??? just what to do??? I think big diamonds~

  23. Quilting Tangent May 16, 2019 at 2:40 pm #


  24. Susan May 16, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    I just had the same problem as you – leftover HST’s from a prior project. Then I saw this on Pinterest, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AZYZSCV6TMrf_4GoOm3FXAPDXsPLidZkpUmkTy1g1oms8V06ZNEUPu0/
    and made it up. Now I have to figure out how to quilt it!

  25. Deborah DeBerry May 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    I love the look of the hourglass. Could also use them as alternate block with a pieced block. Hope you have fun with your new project.


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