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!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Green Thumb?

Machine Quilting, Flowers, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

While I love gardens, I don’t always have a green thumb…

After weeding all day,

-I picked up a scrap of fabric–a tutorial (see the yellow flowers?) and just started quilting.

These little exercises allow me a chance to clear my head, but as quilts..

most are “fails”…

Once in a while there’s a happy surprise!

I’ll be in my Sewing Garden again tonight!

Your Green Thumbed Quilter,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!