HST: My block of choice. Still.

I have created a quilt top using the Peacock Paisley prints I recently made with the help of my intern, Aishwarya (I miss her so, it was such a great experience). I printed a couple of yards of semisolids to go with them and sat down to consider what block I might use. I even asked my Facebook community to share what their favorite simple quilt block is. I found the answers to be intriguing and exciting, even. Especially the Snowball block. And Nine Patch.

But when it came down to it, I am not yet finished with my love of the Half Square Triangle. I like using a 8.5″ square, because I print my cloth in a 9×11″ size. I like being able to show off an expanse of the handprint, and I like being able to cluster the handprints together. And another thing? I like quick and easy, hardly-any-thinking-quilt-making. 🙂 I started cutting the fabrics over the weekend and completed the top this morning. Now, I just need to figure out what to do for the back.

I do feel some guilt in staying with my favorite block, as if I might grow and learn if I were to choose a different clock. But. No. I am still happy cutting my 8.5″ squares, pairing them with a lighter print and drawing the line corner to corner before putting them under the sewing machine needle. So, for now at least, I am sticking with this simple block. So there.

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Comments

  1. Holly McLean says:

    You have to stay with what you love until you’re ready for something else. The block show cases the beautiful prints. It’s going to be beautiful!

  2. HSTs are so versatile. They play well with all fabrics, provide the opportunity for optical illusions, and showcase the fabric. I would continue to explore them until you know you have exhausted all of your ideas. Besides, you are making for you and because it makes you whole. What someone else thinks doesn’t matter. I used to run from triangles because of the bias. I’m now getting more comfortable with them. Have fun!