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Blocks 6 and 7 - Made with Half quare Triangles



The next two blocks in my quilt are good practice for making half square triangles.

My favorite method of making these come from Eleanor Burns.  I have made her Pioneer Sampler quilt multiple times and have blogged about it  here.  I use the instructions in the book for both Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese but any Eleanor Burns book will have the instructions.

Another favorite more recent book is Teach Me to Sew Triangles by Pat Sloan which is a great reference for multiple types of triangle blocks.  It also has some cute quilts I'd like to try sometime.

On to the blocks!  Both finish out to be 10 inches square and are made with four HST's.  The HST's need to finish to 5 inches and I make 2 at a time with 6 inch squares of fabric.

The first block is Broken Dishes (above and below).



The traditional colored block is pink and purple.  This color scheme was used multiple times in the original quilt.  I found lots of pinks and not as many purples.  I have a few fabrics each color and I hope I have enough fabric.


The next block is a Pinwheel.





There are so many ways to put HST's together to get different looks.


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