Hey TMQG ladies -- I hope everyone enjoyed the examples post I did a few months back on easy square and strip quilts. This time I want to focus on the HST (half square triangle), it's a very versatile block and there are so many ways to make them and even more ways to make a great impact with them. 72 blocks (or quilt tops) made using HST's -- If you made the blocks all the HST's starting with just 4 -- 14 or 15 inch blocks using the method below, the finished block is large enough for a charity quilt.
Another great tip I came across recently was sewing all 4 sides of the square and then cutting across the middle in both directions yields 4 HST units and you didn't have to do any marking the middles. (be sure to starch your fabrics or it can get stretchy)
Here is a size chart when using this method
Pretty examples for some inspiration -- Images and Links can be found here, all images below are from Pinterest.
Hope everyone is inspired and feels eager to give some of these ideas a try, either for themselves or as part of a charity quilt.