Festival of Half Square Triangles

Friday, 13 April 2012

Over at Canoe Ridge Creations the Festival of Half Square Triangles is underway.
An HST is as it sounds - a square made up of two equal-sized triangles. These pieces are quick and easy to make and you can arrange them in all sorts of different ways to get some awesome patterns.
The Festival has some amazing ideas and inspirations and next week we are all invited to show off our own HST creations with the chance to win some amazing prizes.
Of course, I never have enough to do so I decided to make two projects to enter.
They're not quite ready to share yet, but here are some sneak peeks.
First up, a stack of rainbow HSTs.

I made these from the Rainbow Charm Share I participated in a while back - lots of yummy rainbow fabrics in 5" squares.

And look! I caught a rainbow too!

And then I decided to make some pinwheel squares using a charm pack of Fa-La-La-La-La by French General for Moda.
I can't even remember when or why I bought these charms, but they are being put to good use now.
I made nine of the blocks, and one has now become a pot holder.

Hand quilted with embroidery thread and the wadding is a thermal one. I managed to find a piece of red fabric big enough for the backing and binding - I just folded it over and stitched it down!
Rather pleased with my very first HST attempts. Next week I will reveal the full projects and link up to the Festival of HSTs.


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