February 1, 2018 – Quick Half Square Triangles

Pam, our Half Square Triangle Queen, explained to the group several methods she has used for making half square triangles and showed examples.  Then she focused on one of her favorites of easily making eight half square triangles from 2 layer cake squares (or other size squares).  Less than an hour later, the room was covered with half square triangles!  Thanks, Pam, for teaching us this easy technique!

The next two pictures show some of the many designs that can be made using only half square triangles.

Pam came across this beautiful HST quilt at a yard sale for only $10!  Wow!

Members got busy making their half-square triangles….

accompanied by warm chocolate chip cookies (Thank you, Debbie!) and other tomfoolery.  “Who’s got the spiders?”

Debbie gave suggestions on how to quilt a striped Cuddle Care quilt, such as this one made from beautiful fabric donated by a member.  And Vivian reminded us that Cuddle Care quilts can easily be made from fun fabrics.

This 9-patch Cuddle Care quilt was a group effort:  different members did the piecing, quilting, and binding.

What a wonderful variety of colorful and interesting blocks in Debbie’s Block-of-the-Month quilt!

She used the extras to make another quilt.

Last year Susan taught the Origami Dresden Plate class, in which the center of the dresden plate was an origami flower.  She enlarged only the flower to a large placemat size to make the base for a Christmas centerpiece.  How clever!

Luann made this Wonky Star quilt from men’s shirts.

Our next meeting will be the Donna Duncan Show (The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society’s Challenge Quilts Traveling Exhibit), on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at The Jeffersonian (formerly Jeffersontown Community Center), 10617 Taylorsville Road.  The public is invited!