Friday, October 7, 2016

Quilters Madder Part 2

We made it to Friday! Ready for Part 2 of the quiltalong?

Now we are going to make half square triangles. Using 6 different background (the pink now is going to be used as a background) and 6 different madder we will make hst that finish at 1 1/2". I'll show you the method I used, but feel free to use your favorite method. You will need 6 of each. My method makes 8, so you can use the hst in another project or you can make it real scrappy and use them in another block in this quilt.
From your madder and background fabric cut  a 5"x5" square of each and layer them right sides together. Use a hera marker or pencil to mark a line diagonally both ways. If you want you can mark your square into 4 equal squares too.(vertical and horizontal) Sew 1/4" on both sides of  the diagonal lines.  Don't press yet.
 Using your ruler and cutter, slice on the pencil/hera marks, making 8 hst. 
 Ta-da! Press toward the dark color and trim to 2". 
I used my pink for 2 layers. 

 Now you will need 4 more madders and background. I cut mine 2 1/2" x 5". We only need 3 hst, so you'll have one extra.
 Sew as shown.
 Slice, press and trim to 2". 
Now you should have 6 different madder/shirtings each of 6,  and 3 each of 4 different madder/shirtings. 
(48 total!)

Nice work, pat your self on the back! Keep you fabric out cause we'll be cutting more next Friday!

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Have an awesome weekend!


  1. Looks like fun. I am going to watch this time around. My unfinished project pile is starting to stress me out. Taking the weekend to get things sorted out so I can have fiber joy!

  2. I'm doing the Quilters Madder QAL......using fabrics from my stash as close as I can to "madders". I figure "if you don't mind, it don't madder!" (And I can't believe I said that!!!)

  3. Lovely!! I was looking forward the suite!
    Best wishes!

  4. OK. Yesterday I broke down and picked out some madders & shirtings. The squares are cut and it won't take long to sew them together. So, yes, I think I'm participating! My curiosity got the best of me. Hee Hee!

  5. I love that method of making HST! I dug through fabrics this morning. Time to get cutting!

  6. Hopefully next week I'll have some time to work on your little SAL! I'm sure it's going to be great, as always!

  7. Oh my gosh, how can I wait another week for the next step!? :)

  8. Oooh, more challenging this week! I ll enjoy trying the new to me method for making hs. But you mayneed t give us an extra week again for Porch 2?

  9. Just finished step one yesterday, so I am ready to tackle step 2! I need to remember to shrink them. Question, when you say the HSTs finish at 1 1/2", is that what they will be in the quilt--"Finished"? Or is that what they measure when you have finished sewing them and squaring them up?

  10. Oh, I see my question was already answered in the last photo where you say to trim to 2". Go ahead and scold me for not reading directions through carefully!! : )

  11. Another great clue! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

  12. Super cute, I love tiny triangles! This is really making me curious now.


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