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Scraps – Using Up Some HSTs


Going through the scrap pile to make order out of chaos, I found a good number of half square triangles I could use in a project. Remember this mess? There were a lot more half square triangles in that pile than I remembered ever having.

Scraps 1

I pulled them all out, and squared them all to the same size.  I found a group with all the same light fabric, so I pulled those out first.

Scraps 2 HSTs

Then, I started playing around with laying them out to see what would happen.  The diamond shape was pretty easy to get, and I remembered seeing a quilt somewhere, at a show or on the internet, of an offset diamond that runs off the edge. So I tried that.

Scraps Offset Diamond 3

Yes, I like that! But I knew with a limited number of prints, it would be important to keep them all straight.  I don’t have any more to of that background print to make more HSTs, or at least I don’t think I do, LOL!!   I started by sewing each row independently.

Scraps Offset Diamond 4

Then I numbered the rows with little bits of paper held on with a pin on the left side of each row.

Scraps Offset Diamond 5

Then I pressed all the even rows one way and the odd rows the other so the seams would nest.

Scraptastic offset another row

Here it is so far, I need to look at some borders now to make it lap size for a charity quilt.

Scraps Offset Diamond 7

I think I have enough HSTs that I found while pressing to get one more row too.  So we will call this a work in progress, more later!  See the finish HERE.

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


13 thoughts on “Scraps – Using Up Some HSTs

  1. Love it!! I want to do something similar with my leftover 30’s fabric.

  2. Okay so I feel better …..I just asked on my blog if using left-over half square triangles makes me qualify as a hoarder! If I am, I’m in good company! lol As usual you are doing a terrific job!

  3. That really looks nice. I like that layout with log cabin blocks too!!!

  4. To Debbie, the commenter above- using leftovers does not make you a hoarder, refusing to use them would!

  5. isn’t it satisfying to put something to good use ! your WIP looks great 🙂

  6. Excellent WIP! Especially since it is made with such beautiful fabrics and will be donated to a charity! I ran across a group of half square triangles while going through some scraps, but there were just a few…will just have to think of something else to do with them. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  7. I like the setting. Nice fabric. Like your blog also.

  8. So beautiful. Love the colors!!!

  9. HSTs are so versatile aren’t they? I really like the off centre diamond design.

  10. I like what you’ve done with it so far. I think it’s going to look great when finished.

  11. Carole, I’m really enjoying your scrap projects and watching that process! I went back & read your scrap basket article also. Thanks for putting it out there for everyone!

  12. That looks great. Half square triangles are so versatile. Lucky you having some in a scrap pile!

  13. Love that quilt … looks like it was planned rather than put together from leftover HSTs found in your scrap bag!

During Autumn Jubilee it may not be possible to personally answer the comments, but be assured I read and appreciate each and every one. Good luck in the drawings!!

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