HAPPY SCRAPPY QUILT ALONG MONTH 4

Happy scrappy Quilt Along

This month’s block is all about half square triangles (HST). It is a good one for playing with colour as the colour placement can give the block very different looks. In our example the pink in the middle makes the windmill pattern pop. You will need 4 colours and a background colour (we have used white).

See notes for this QAL at the end of this post

Missed the start? 

Month 1 visible here.

Month 2 visible here.

Month 3 visible here. 

STEP 1: CUTTING OUT

8 x 4.5” white squares

2 x 4.5” blue squares

2 x 4.5” green squares

2 x 4.5” yellow squares

2 x 4.5” pink squares

cutting out

STEP 3: HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

half square triangles

Make HSTs (using the method described in month one) using a white square with each coloured square. You should have 16 in total;  

  • 4 blue and white HST
  • 4 green and white HST,
  • 4 yellow and white HST
  •  4 pink and white HST

Trim them all to 3.5”

STEP 3: PIECING

Lay the HST out in the pattern as per the photo. Feeling adventurous?  Try moving the colours round to see which design you like best.

When you have the layout you want sew the HST together into rows. Press there seams of rows in alternate directions and then sew the rows together nesting the seams.

Piecing
Happy scrappy Quilt Along

And you’re finished! For a downloadable pdf copy click here

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FEELING HAPPY TO SHARE?

If you have enjoyed month 4 of our Happy Scrappy Quilt Along for 2022 why not show us your block? Tag us on Instagram of Facebook using the tag @madeandmaking or drop us an email with a picture of your block. 

HAPPY SCRAPPY QAL NOTES

When cutting don’t forget to consider the direction of the print on your fabric if this is important to you.

All seams are sewn using a quarter inch presser foot.

A good stitch length to use is 1.8 – 2 unless otherwise stated.

As a rule all seams should be pressed towards the darkest fabric unless otherwise advised. To reduce bulky seams seam allowances can be pressed open (butterly pressed)

All blocks are 12.5″ unfinished and 12″ finished

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