Here is a fun little wall hanging or table runner (or bed runner) made with fabrics from Stash. These nine-patch blocks are made of 2″ half-square triangles. If you’ve never made half-square triangles before, they are not that hard! Master the half-square triangle and you’ll find you can use them in all sorts of quilt designs.
Come pick out your own color combinations to fit your decor (we’ll help if you want). This one is hanging in the shop if you need a close up, and many of the fabrics are still in the shop (some on the sale shelf, no less!). We can even give you a quick tutorial to get your quilt started.
Can’t wait? Here are some photos on how to make the two inch half-square triangles.
Cut two 3″ squares. Draw one diagonal line on the wrong side of one fabric.
Place your squares right sides together and sew scant 1/4" seams on either side of the line.
Cut your triangles apart on the line.
Press to the darker fabric from the top side.
Trim your block to 2 1/2" square. Watch the diagonal. A ruler with a 45 degree line on it can be really helpful for this step!
Two finished half-square triangle blocks!
For this wall hanging, I made 24 six-inch blocks, with nine squares in each block. To do the same, you’ll need to cut five each of two different fabrics (3″ squares) for each 6″ block. Of course, you’ll have one 2 1/2″ square leftover for another project. Mix up your squares a little for more fun. To finish the quilt you can machine or hand quilt it, then finish with a simple binding.
I can’t wait to finish mine; I know right where I want to hang it.