Spring Quilt-a-Long: Half Square Triangle Suns

Good Morning, Quilters!

We are continuing our Spring Quilt-a-Long with our fourth way to quilt Half Square Triangles.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are one of the most frequently used quilt blocks.  By following along with this quilt-a-long, you will have four choices for quilting YOUR HSTs!

Last week we stitched HST Flowers--(And I’m happy to report that this motif went “viral” on Facebook!–Thank you to all of you who “Liked or Shared it on Facebook!)

HST Flowers, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Today’s motif, Half Square Triangle Suns–is similar, but a nice substitute if you are stitching a boy’s quilt and don’t want flowers, or if you are stitching a nautical or patriotic quilt…The “Sun” is also a “Star”.

Begin stitching in the corner of the light-colored fabric.  Stitch along the edge several stitches.

Curve down to the left.

Echo stitch back to the right. HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012

Echo stitch back to the left.

 HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012Add a narrow triangle. Stitch a wide triangle. Finish with a narrow triangle.

Stitch along the seamline to begin the next motif in the row. You’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day!

May all your days (and quilts) be sunny!

Happy Stitching!


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14 thoughts on “Spring Quilt-a-Long: Half Square Triangle Suns

  1. Boy, that has always been a tough one for me, and still is. I remember struggling with it when I did your nautical stitch-a-long. Will definitely have to keep practicing whenever I get a chance. Thanks for this, by the way!

  2. We could definitely use some sunshine today, third day of rain in a row. But I did get to see a rainbow this morning! You always make it look so simple.

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  4. Thank you Lori, you have a way of seeing things to quilt that no one else seems to have. I pinned this so I can remember to do this. Love it.

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