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4 ways to use leftover half-square triangles

Yesterday it was interesting to see how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler to square-up the Flying Geese blocks and the half-square triangles. Today we’ll explore 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles that were created after trimming the Flying Geese blocks.

The triangle units will be relatively small, so they are perfect for small items such as table toppers, table runners and wall quilts. Here are just a few design ideas that I discovered for my 3″ half-square triangles.

 

Half-Square Triangle Star Block
Half-Square Triangle Star Block

 

 

Pinwheel Block
Pinwheel Block

 

 

Friendship Star Block
Friendship Star Block

 

 

Simple Half-Square Triangle Block
Simple Half-Square Triangle Block

 

These 4 ways to use the leftover half-square triangles are only but a few of the several creative combinations. You’ll find many other combinations are possible. Join me tomorrow to see how I used half-square triangles to make the stunning Friendship Star block.

 

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

4 Comments

  1. Barbara Woods

    GreT blocks

  2. Michele T

    Great ideas… I’m going to dig out some of my orphan blocks and make something with them… Not yet decided what to make first!!

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