Endless Possibilities




Hi everybody! It's the Midnight Mama back again to share another tutorial with you here on the Moda Bake Shop! This one is for a contrast quilt using half square triangles (HSTs). It has endless possibilities of piecing arrangements. By making one very simple block, you can create many different designs.

You will need light fabric squares and an equal number of dark or printed fabric squares. Get your squares and let's get started!



4 charm packs of Bella Solids in cream

1 layer cake of Clermont Farms

4 1/2 yards of backing fabric

2/3 yard of binding fabric




Cut your 10" layer cake squares into quarters. Each square will measure 5".

~ NOTE ~ One layer cake cut into quarters = 4 charm packs. ~

On the wrong side of the fabric, draw a diagonal line from the top corner to bottom corner of each light charm square.


Put a dark or printed charm square right sides together with a light charm square. Sew 1/4" on each side of the diagonal line.

Cut apart on the drawn diagonal line.

Now you have 2 HST sets. Press towards the dark or printed fabric.


Repeat these steps for all of the charm squares.

Now comes the hard part . . . deciding which layout to use! To pick a layout, I taped an extra piece of batting to the wall. My HSTs stick to the batting so I can arrange them in different layouts. I have a few layouts below, but you can make your own unique design. You can create "Endless Possibilities" with these HSTs! Have fun!








Piece, layer, quilt, and bind!


A 72" x 72" quilt with "Endless Possibilities."



28 comments:

lissa said...

So many great choices on the layouts. Great job!!

Lisa said...

I love this, I love the versitility of the HST, thank you for sharing this because sometimes you forget just what you can do with them :-)

Sherry said...

Wow, your quilt looks great. I love all the possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

KarrieLyne said...

Your finished quilt is absolutely amazing!! I just love the layout you chose and the placement of color!!

courtney*adele said...

it looks amazing! i'm loving it!!

Rita said...

I am not a lover of all quilts. I do love this one. I love the colors you used and the pattern. I'll use this one. Thanks!

teresamnj said...

Love this, but your "Printer Friendly" link isn't working.

Carol said...

Wow, this is awesome. Your different layout options are also awesome.

KaHolly said...

Oh what fun! I have found lots of endless possiblities when I've been playing with blocks before sewing them together. Great post! ~karen

Linda Gilbert said...

All this lovely quilting has got me inspired to try one---- That is the problem which one!!

ferne said...

Just what I needed! I have several projects to make and one simple pattern would make each one look totally different! Thanks!

teresamnj said...

Yea, link is now working for me!

MomBrose said...

Love this!! I think I found my next project!

rachel griffith said...

♥ it.
o' lot.

krisgray said...

So pretty - it really showcases the fabric, which a is a line I plan to buy!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Lovely!

syocom said...

I didn't realize that simple block had so many possibility that is so cool!!! Thank you for sharing.

Sandie said...

what a fun quilt to make!

Midnight Mama said...

Hi everybody! Just wanted to say that I "mistyped". The Bella solids were "snow" not cream.

Hugs & stitches,
Jennifer

Quilting In The Rain said...

This is gorgeous! love it

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HoopDeeDoo said...

Sooooooo many ideas bouncing around in my head now! Thanks for sharing this one!

traceyjay said...

gotta love the good 'ol HST...

You chose my favorite of the options I think. It's beautiful. :)

Becky said...

I love this method of making HST's and every time I make them I do the same thing...arrange them this way, then turn them that way. I have recently completed a pinwheel quilt and another flying geese. Love your version!

Amy said...

Love this quilt!!!

Molly Dee said...

Hi, I'm still a little new to quilting and really love the design you picked for the "featured" quilt. I just cant tell which layout you used. Could you give me a hint as to how you laid out each square?

Thank you!

Karin said...

I finished a quilt with this pattern this last weekend, gotta love HST's! http://quiltfrenzy.blogspot.com/2011/06/wee-play-hst-quilt-done-done-done.html

suemac said...

I love that the pattern is free. I have a 5" square die for my Accuquilt Go Baby. I just found a new use for it. Yeah.