A Confection of a Quilt from Half Square Triangles
Use Up Leftover Fabric in This Charming Quilt!
Half square triangles made from leftovers from other projects combine into a sweet confection of a quilt. The fabrics are so fresh and inviting, reminding us of lazy summer days.
Designer Lori Holt used 3 1/2″ half-square triangles (unfinished, with seam allowances) to create her Salt Water Taffy blocks. 36 blocks are used for this quilt.
Katy at The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial with several methods of making half square triangles. There’s also a chart showing how large to cut squares for different sizes of half square triangles.
Method number 2 is the one Lori uses, making two triangles from squares of fabric. Cut fabric squares at 4 ⅜” to make 3 1/2″ half-square triangles.
The finished quilt is 54″ x 54″, perfect for a lap, table or for display just about anywhere. Add more blocks to make it bed sized.