Sunday, September 30, 2012

Small Halloween Quilt

I've been working on a few Halloween projects this month.

This little quilt measures 14" square.  The half square triangles are 1 1/2" finished.  I made them from leftover 5 inch squares from another project.

Here's how I made them.  Put a dark and light charm square right sides together.  Draw a diagonal line on the back side of the lighter charm square (the black lines).  (I know this isn't a new idea but it made this a quick to put together project.)

Sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the diagonal lines (where I have drawn the red lines).

Cut down the center vertically.

Cut down the center horizontally.

Now cut these four squares diagonally where I have drawn the black lines.

You have 8 half square triangles.  You can also draw the lines on the back of the light square and cut your charm squares in half once before sewing any of the lines.  That way you can mix the darker squares to get more variety in your half square triangles.

I started out making broken dishes blocks for this little quilt but since there would be an odd number of blocks, I just made a few of these and then filled in with half square triangles.  It wasn't quite what I had planned, but it gave the quilt a more scrappy look.

Oh, and in case you're wondering what is in the dish......

White chocolate candy corn M & Ms.  
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