I am catching up on Sophie’s Mod-Mod QAL (details at Block Lotto). The April Blocks fit with the half square triangle theme:
I like to make my HSTs two-at-a-time. The easy formula to remember is add 7/8″ to your FINISHED block size. If you are working with 2.5″ squares, they finish at 2″, so the HST needs to start with 2-7/8″ squares. Draw a diagonal line on the back of your fabric and sew 1/4″ from the line. When you cut on the line, you will have 2 HST, quick and easy.
I have also noticed, as I have been working with stash for the last few weeks, I have tons of “dot” fabrics! I gravitate towards tone on tone prints these days because I find them the most versatile in my scrappy type of quilt design. Circles show up a lot! So in a recent buying spree (hey, everything was 50%, what is a quilter to do?!?) I made sure to find other patterns. Tula Pink had some great prints such as “Hummingbird” and “Arrowheads” and I even found a stripe that would look pretty with the blocks pictured above.