Arkansas Cross Roads, Chiclet, X's and O's are a few for the same pattern
From what I can see in the picture, it is two blocks; a multi-colored squares block and a white block with those 4 HST's centered on the tops and sides of the pieced white block. Not sure of the name but it is a beautiful quilt. I like to try and figure out how some quilt blocks are made to see if I can recreate them instead of buying a pattern. If I studied it long enough, I could figure out how it was made.
I have found that the "rule of thumb" on making half square triangles is cut your squares 7/8" bigger than the size you want. Mark the diagonal line in the center and stitch 1/4" on both sides of center line to create two HST's. If you need a lot of the same type, it's easier to grid out a larger piece of fabric and make many at the same time.
This such a wonderful quilt!! Love the bright colors and I think I made this same pattern for 2 new baby girls a couple of years by fussy cutting panda bears from Noah's Arch collection. Looks the same. Are we good or what
For one that small, I would probably just cut a piece of paper 5.5" square then cut it in half on the diagonal and add 1/4" to the diagonal side. Measure the long/diagonal side of your new triangle and cut a square that is that size & cut an "X" through it and there you have 4 of your side & top triangles.
According to my Electric quilt program, the larger triangles would be cut from a 7 9/16" square.
The corner triangles would be cut from a 4 1/16" square just once on the diagonal.
The really easy, no math way is to buy EQ, LOL! Of course the math with that really is find the $$ in the checkbook! But boy can you have all kinds of fun with it for all sorts of quilts, of course, not just setting triangles.
All of that being said, Bonnie has all of the math formulas for you on the link Liz provided.
Well, this "Leave a comment" box wasn't here the last time I tried to post a comment!
Anyway My thinking on this to answer Carol is that I've never heard of adding a 1/2" strip but here is what I do.
I take two pieces of fabric and place them right sides together. Then on the wrong side of the lighter fabric you make a grid of squares that are 7/8" larger than the finished size of HST's you require. Then you mark the diagonal lines through all of your squares. Now sew 1/4" on both sides of that line. lastly cut on all of the drawn lines.
All of this being said I prefer to add a full inch and trim all of my squares. This way I'm sure to have squares that are the right size, and none that are too small. I hate the trimming, but to me in the long run it's worth it.
I don't understand Modernmillie's idea because all of your finished HST's would have a bias edge and that is usually a no-no. you could cut your squares on point I guess. If you do she didn't tell us what sizes squares to start with to get what size HST's. That information would be helpful.
This link should take you to a tutorial for that pattern.
Cut 2 sqs. Different fabrics that go together.
Put right side together sew 1/4" seam around all 4 sides
Cut across corners diagonally in a X being precise corner to corner you have 4 half sq triangles
American Patchwork and Quilting August 2008 has a pattern called retro crossroads border is different but main bod is the same hope this helps
Just finished an apron for my cousin. Her favorite color is red. Used embroidery machine to embellish.
I use my embroidery machine all the time! Right now I am learning to machine quilt so I am making mug rugs and use my embroidery machine to put names on them and different designs, then machine quilt the rest.
love the bright colors!!!
Craftsy and Moda are some of my favorites.
beautiful , just beautiful,, where did the fabric come from? I love large poppies..
I love their thread
Jenny beyer has great patterns and a lot are FREE.. good ideas with a new twist..
I embroider on baby onesies. Am going to try a quilt soon.
Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville has this info on her website here:
I'd be happy to make some for the local rescue. Do you have a pattern?