Half-square triangles, or HSTs, have to be one of the most versatile quilt blocks around. No matter how you piece 'em together (yeah, there's more than one way to make an HST! ) the result is the same: a simple foundation block made in two contrasting fabrics, that can be arranged to create quilt designs ranging from crazy simple to beautifully complex.
If you don't know how to make a quarter-square triangle, it is definitely time to learn. It is used in dozens of quilt blocks (get an insight to quilt blocks in this class) , and making one is a great skill for quilters of all levels of expertise.
You'd be forgiven if you thought a barn quilt was a type of fabric quilt that you drape over a stall door, or maybe over yourself as you milked the cows.
Classic quilts blocks are a great way to nail some basic quilting skills. Take the Ohio Star block for example: it has half-square triangles (sewn into an hourglass shape) and a nine-patch construction, all rolled up into one beginner-friendly block. Bonus: the Ohio Star looks great by itself or as part of a larger sampler quilt.
This one's a classic, but that doesn't make it boring! This beauty has plenty to offer all on its own, or combined with other blocks for a statement-making accent. Best of all, it's totally beginner-friendly: nothing more than squares and half-square triangles here!
The log cabin quilt block is one of the most iconic quilt designs around. It's a traditional block that's built from the center out, adding longer pieces with each step. It's truly a must-know in the quilting world, so if you haven't quite mastered it yet, now's the time!
Grab a friend and some of your favorite block units such as flying geese, hour-glass quarters and 60 degree triangles to stitch together the stunning Les Amis Block of the Month Quilt! Our exotic, floral-inspired collection, Collage by Boundless Fabrics, is perfect for an easy strip-pieced Irish chain that sets off your blocks. And to ensure your project is a success, we've included all the fabrics you need, plus printed and digital versions of the pattern and 6 FREE companion lessons from Shelley Cavanna!