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!