Modern HST Quilt Along

This is a year of joining for me, and one of the fun things I’ve joined is the Modern Half-Square Triangle Quilt Along at Blossom Heart Quilts.

Every couple of weeks, Alyce is sending out a new block. These blocks are chosen with a goal in mind: becoming masters of the half-square triangle. It’s a great quilt along for beginners, because we’re starting out with some easier blocks. I am enjoying the process so far, but I’m really looking forward to getting into some really complicated blocks as we go along!

Doing this quilt along is nice because it’s feeling very manageable- just one block every couple of weeks.

Here are my blocks so far:

Candy

LPP Candy Block

 

 

Ninja

(I made two of these to vary the color on each block. The original called for only one print fabric)

LPP Ninja Blocks

Lantern

LPP Lantern block

One quick tip:

For blocks that I know are going to sit around for a while before being set into a quilt, I like to do a quick little back and forth stitch along each of the outside seams. This keeps the seams from coming loose in between making the block and setting it.  Make sure you stay well within the seam allowance so the stitches don’t show once it’s set.

LPP Lantern Block seam

 

 

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