Friday, September 18, 2015

2015 Block of the Month

A Year of Half-Square Triangles!

Non-Traditional Layout

This year, Quilters Guild Acadienne is offering a Block of the Month quilt-a-long.  The pattern is called "A Year of Half-Square Triangles" and has been designed by our own Program Chairman, Diane Redfearn.  Her pattern includes options for several variations so it will work for any quilting style - traditional, scrappy, modern... the possibilities are endless. There's a traditional grid and sashing layout that you can make choosing one of 5 block sizes from large 12" blocks down to tiny 4" blocks.  Or there's a non-traditional setting that uses all blocks in all 5 sizes and finishes at 72" x 80".  With so many pattern choices and quilters with different styles, I can't wait to see the variety of quilts we will have at the end of the year.

Each month, participants receive the pattern for one traditional block built using Half-Square Triangles.  Diane says by the end of the year, we're going to either love or hate Half-Square Triangles!

I'm a Modern Quilter and haven't done much traditional piecing.  I've only made Half-Square Triangles or HST's once - for just one block and I'm already in the HST Hater's Club!  But my QBL (that's Quilter's Bucket List) includes several quilts that require numerous HST's.  So I'm counting on this project as a great learning experience that will turn me into an HST lover.

The pattern is available to QGA members for $5.  Don't worry if you join the project later in the year - you'll get the pattern for all previous months.

Is your rotary cutter ready for some Half-Square Triangles?

Coming Next:  What is a Half-Square Triangle and How Do You Make One?

by Amy Aderman

1 comment:

  1. I've made my first three blocks and am lovin' our BOM. Thanks Diane. You are the greatest.


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