Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle
Foolproof Patterns and Simple Techniques from Basic Blocks
- Publication Date: September 15, 2015
- Imprint: Lucky Spool
- Trim Size: 10 1⁄4 x 8
- ISBN: 978-1-940655-16-1
- Page Count: 128
- Illustrations: 200 photos/illustrations
- Rights: North America
The half-square triangle (or HST for short) is a quilter's most versatile piecing shape, holding seemingly endless design combinations. First Jeni will show readers how to create any sized HST using a handy chart of cut sizes–you'll be using this again and again. Next, learn how to create HSTs three ways before diving into the four workbook sections. Each section features three bold projects incorporating color theory, effective fabric selection, playing with scale and piecing HSTs into larger units to be sub-cut. Use the final three patterns to mix and match your favorite blocks from the gallery of 60 HST block variations. Ready to get started? Grab your colored pencils and inspiration fabrics, because Jeni includes a full coloring page for all 12 patterns. For true beginners through to experienced intermediates, this powerhouse book has something for everyone–it's easy, fun and inspiring HST patchwork for all tastes.
About the author
Jeni Baker is a fabric designer for Art Gallery fabrics as well as a well-know pattern designer. She lectures nationally on the art of quilt making with a focus on exploring effective color choices, one of the most challenging areas for quilters. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and her bunny, George.