On my last day in Illinois this summer, my mom and I visited a quilt shop that had the cutest HST quilt hanging on the wall. It was a half square triangle quilt made with a mixture of Riley Blake Fancy and Fabulous and Moda Sugar Cookie. I knew I had most of the same fabrics at home so I wanted to recreate it. I bought the rest of the fabrics that day and started cutting them as soon as I got back to my mom’s. Sometimes I can’t wait to get started on my next unfinished object, LOL!
Much to my surprise I pieced the top really quickly (in just one day!). I started with an 9″ block of the sugar cookie and an 9″ block of the F&F. I placed them right sides together, drew a line from corner to corner, then sewed 1/4″ from each line. I cut the triangles on the line, then ironed them open. Each HST was trimmed to 7.5″. I think I cut one of my strips the wrong size so your HSTs can probably be cut down to 8″ or a little bigger.
My finished quilt measures 44″ x 58″. It is the perfect size for a crib quilt, for a toddler or small child, as a wheelchair quilt (though slightly big), or even as an adult lap quilt. My coral and mustard fabrics were from Moda, I believe.
Materials needed to recreate this quilt:
6 fat quarters or quarter yards
1 3/4 yards of a solid or tone on tone (1.5 yards exactly plus some extra in case you mess up and for squaring up)
3 yards for backing (slightly wider if you need to match a pattern on the back like I did)
1/2 yard (15″) for binding
It is a 6×8 block setting, so you’ll need four blocks of each color, then 24 blocks of your solid/ToT.
Mine was professionally quilted by Quilting Together With Mindy. I chose Cool Beans for the quilting design. I don’t think it is the same design the quilt store used, but it was the closest I could find. I love it!
This is a HST quilt pattern I will make again. I hope you will give it a try too! Half square triangles are so versatile and can be arranged a variety of ways to create a different look. If you liked this quilt, you may also like this arrangement as well: Rainbow HST Quilt.
Beverly Boon says
Where van i get a pattern for this fast and fabulous HST quilt. Love it
It’s called Water Lily, but it comes as a throw pattern. You can just make HSTs in any size and sew them together in this same arrangement to make the size quilt you’d like.
This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!! How much fabric would I need to make this into a twin size quilt?
I’m not sure since I didn’t write the pattern. The patter is Water Lily but it was written for a throw, not for bed quilts.
Diana Baker says
Do you remember the names of the colors of the fabric you used? I love them!