8 x 17 = 136 HST
The new mystery quilt is still a mystery to me.
I can tell you it has 136 half square triangles in it.
I like half square triangles. They are sew versatile.
I learned a new method of making 8 HST at once. Nice!
I like this method and will use it again, so I researched and found this nifty tutorial ... Half-Square Triangles Shortcut by Katie's Quilts and Crafts ... to help me with the math to figure out how to make these HST in all sizes. Thanks, Katie. :)
Here are some more pictures of my process ...
Note: My 10" squares were all from a layer cake swap
and were all slightly different sizes to start and this
may have necessitated a little extra trimming.
Draw lines - point to point
mark seam allowance
sew just to the cutting side of the drawn line for accurate 1/4" seams
Note: What I call an accurate 1/4" seam, others refer to as a scant 1/4" seam. To learn more about this scant 1/4" seam, click on this tutorial by A Quilting Life. I personally feel that anything less than this is less than 1/4" seam and may compromise the life of the seams of my quilt. I have found that on my Janome 6600p the needle setting is 3.8 to achieve this accurate 1/4" seam.
align ruler with seam - cut on center line
cut on square for fours ... use perpendicular lines on mat
cut cross hatch for eights - use marked angles on mat
time to press open - press toward darker fabric
trim dog ears and square
I found I had very little waste in the end.
Time to sew some more mystery.
Have a happy quilty day!