29 October 2010

My Little Affair with Half Square Triangles

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Yes, it’s true.  As much as I love my four-patches and nine-patches, my strips of all sizes, and just squares in general, I have a secret love.  Half square triangles.   I LOVE them…I want to wallpaper a room in them…and actually?  I have been known to dream about them.  I know.  Sad.  Anyways someday I have a plan to make a bucket of them in all of my favorite fabrics—with various assorted backgrounds—also I will throw in some 4-patches just cuz.  I will use them like…legos or pattern blocks.  I will never sew them together.  They will be just for playing with.



  
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When I get started on a new quilt the first thing I do is figure out what type of units I want to use.  If I have an idea in mind I will draw it out first on graph paper and look at how it plays with the squares on the page.  But sometimes I just want to play on the design wall, and for that I usually head straight to the magical half-square triangle, sometimes with some plain squares or four patches thrown in.  And then I do this for days on end…


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I don’t usually change my mind about the background half-way into it…



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But sometimes I do.



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I hope to make up my mind tonight…after I play just a little bit more.
Have a happy and safe Halloween weekend!!

58 comments:

CJ said...

ACK!!! Each picture was better than the one before! I love your HSTs!!! So pretty in Meadowsweet2 and I like BOTH backgrounds. I have a few quilts on my TO-DO list that will be with HST too.

paulette said...

Incredible!! And all from a HST!! Thanks for sharing!
paulette

Sherri said...

I love hst's too...and I love this post! What a great idea to make some just to make different designs with...Legos for quilters...really love this post!

Darlene said...

I love Sherri's description - Legos for quilters. LOL

Wow, wow, wow! Those are fabulous, Lil Sis! You failed to tell us your favorite size! :-)

Carol said...

Oh Tammy I love your HST's...and I really love Legos for quilters. PERFECT! I thought I really loved the white background but then I got to the black background and WOWSER! Makes that beautiful fabric sing! Can't wait to see what you decide on. Whatever you do is going to be AWESOME!

em's scrapbag said...

I can see why you are in love. Good luck making up your mind they are all wonderful.

Stina said...

Will be fun to see what you decided!! :o)
Both do look so good!!!
Love your scappy blocks on the last post.. and your scrappy smile on the desing board.. ahh.. that made me smile... Have fun!! :o)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love all your half square triangles. Love them. Sew versatile. Good for you.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

You do amazing work birthday twin. When do you have time for all this??

scraphappy said...

What a happy blast of colors and patterns. It is always amazing how many different patterns can come from the same simple subunit.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very happy there Missy!!! I love the half square too. I like the white half though. not the black. I know you did not ask my opinion either. lol

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Forgot to say I LOVE your new blog look. Very fall, very cool.

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, they look YUMMY!!! I love hst's too, and yours are beautiful! And Sharon spilled the beans -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY and welcome to the club! Did anyone decorate your yard with 50 bras LOL???

Wendy said...

Oh my aren't they just so yummy to look at, I love the all. Not to sure about the black. I hear you are joining the club with Sharon, I'm so to be there as well. Happy happy Birthday.

Candace said...

Wow, you have a good imagination, lots of great settings. It would be kind of fun to come up with a sampler style quilt using all of them. I can kind of see it in my minds eye, but it's blurry, lol.

Cheryl said...

Way to go Tammy...what a great post. So many options with these babies!! Way to go you!!!

Belinda said...

Oh yes....ditto...ditto...I LUV them too....aren't they fun to play with...they are just so versatile!!! Wow girl...I sure do like the black background!!

I have been sewing some up these last few days myself...blocks for my NOV. block lotto!!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are having too much fun! What did you decide?!?

Kim said...

Hey...where are ya? :-D

Nancy said...

Love your blog about half square triangles. I like them too. I never thought about how much fun it would be to play with quilt 'legos' though.
Hugs,
Nancy

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Jilly said...

I created so many quilts but never used white colour. But after visiting your post, I got the idea of using white colours and various polka circle in background fabric, which is wonderful and looks very attractive.
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Chookyblue...... said...

hey Tammy are you still around??? missing your blog........

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