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    I'm looking for block patterns using HST. Does anyone know a website with enough blocks to make a sampler quilt?

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    I don't know what HST means

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    Try looking at www.quilterscache.com lots of free block patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I don't know what HST means
    Half square triangles



    Try http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

    edited to add: great minds think alike :) LOL!

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    Depends on how fancy you want to get. How big you want your HST to be. If you want 9" blocks, look at any log cabin setting and you can easily reproduce it with HST (see the Jester quilt below - sorry for the lousy picture):

    The coolest HST quilt I've ever seen has to be Paula Nadelstern's Puzzle Quilt. Brilliant. But I don't know if you want to deal with all that fussy cutting.
    http://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Quilts-.../dp/1571203362
    Here's one using her pattern but using stripes instead of her beautiful fabrics (much easier).
    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1128/...dd5849845c.jpg
    Google around and I'm sure you'll find more.

    If you're working on a 16 patch block (4x4 grid), you're kind of limited to the number of different designs you can come up with.
    Assuming 3"-4" HST's, blocks ending up at 12"-16", add in sashing and borders, and you've got a nice size throw quilt.

    My friend runs a math/sewing club in an elementary school in NYC. Every year we do a HST project. I make the sets of HST blocks (for the 2010 quilt below, they were brights with B&W or W&B, for the 2009 brights with black/stars), and each kid (8-12) has to figure out a pattern and sew the HST's together into a block. And then I have to come up with a setting. In 2010, it was one big HST. The quilts all hang in the auditorium of the school, and the kids are so proud of them.

    Bailey's Jester Quilt - 2002 (bad lighting)
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    those kids came up with some neat blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    I don't know what HST means
    Half square triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlclubb
    I'm looking for block patterns using HST. Does anyone know a website with enough blocks to make a sampler quilt?

    nlclubb
    What size blocks are you wanting?
    Quilterscache has quilt blocks galore in alphabet order and block sizes.

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    I have hundreds of four inch HST blocks and I want to make a sampler quilt like MTS(thanks) is showing in the 2009 and 2010 Math Club Quilt.
    I was reading on the quilt board and ended on a link that had many different blocks using HST, but NOW, I can't find it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlclubb
    I have hundreds of four inch HST blocks and I want to make a sampler quilt like MTS(thanks) is showing in the 2009 and 2010 Math Club Quilt.
    If you've got them already made, just start playing with them in groups of 16. Why do you need patterns?

    If they are scrappy HST's, then it's going to be all about VALUE. As long as you have contrast in the value on each side of a HST, patterns will just emerge. Go through your HST's and sort them in to 3 piles - light/light, dark/dark, and light/dark. This way you can really just pick from the bag as you need them.

    The light/light or dark/dark ones can be used for sashing or borders - like I did in the 2010 Math quilt.

    What you can do is make 16 B&W HST, fabric or just draw them on paper, to come up with the patterns (the kids did it with paper first). Every time you create a design you like, take a picture. Then you can sit and sew them with the fabric HST's from your pile.

    The kids didn't have any patterns/books to choose from, they just got a baggie of 16 HST's.

    There is no wrong or right design. It's just what is pleasing to your eye. In those 2 Math Club quilts, the kids have already come up with 17-18 unique layouts. Use them.
    How big do you want your quilt? 16 blocks, with sashing and borders - that's a pretty nice size.

    Please post a pic when you're done.

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