half square triangle HST modern block quick and easy block sewing

Experimenting with half square triangles (HST)

This block is the result of a what if moment.

You can use fabric strips or maybe you can try with a fabric with really thick stripes.

So many options! Check it out:

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Experimenting with HSTs


  1. I love half square triangles! So many possibilities! I haven’t seen them used like this, but it looks terrific! I love your creativity and talents. Thanks for sharing! I have to catch up on the mini squares quilt . IIalong.

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  2. Hi Teresa It’’s Jane Finnigan. I have received your emails regarding various triangles. I don’t know where to buy your patchwork books particularly with half square triangles. Is there anywhere in Brisbane that I can buy this book. I live on the north side of Brisbane. Waiting to hear from you. Thanks Jane

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