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NJMQG Challenge

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I used half square triangles to make these blocks.  I used Jenny Doan’s quick method. My renditions of modern.


Half Square Triangles

I’ve been searching the internet to find quick ways to make HSTs. I want to demo this technique at my quilt guild. The one I saw Jenny Doan demo, by far is the quickest. She used a light and dark 5″ square. She placed right sides together. Then she sewed a 1/4″ seam around the entire block; sizes can vary. Then she cut the square on the diagonal; opposite corner to corner; making four HSTs from that square. Many quilters use this technique. The photo below shows the steps. images-2

Missouri Big Star – I followed Jenny Doan’s tutorial to make this block. HSTs Big Star