Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: using HST in an Arkansas Crossroads quilt

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    427

    using HST in an Arkansas Crossroads quilt

    In the tidying up of my sewing room, I came across a bag of 2 1/2 HST from the Friendship triangle exchange about 6 years ago.....I know. I am guessing there may be anywhere from 500 to 700 of them. Looking for a pattern to use them and in reading the posts today, I saw the quilt jmoore is working on, Arkansas Crossroads, loved the look of it and had to do a search, and found it uses 2 1/2 inch squares. Then Irishrose 2 mentioned she is working on one too in a response to Joe who is looking for scrappy ideas.
    My question is has anyone made one using 2 1/2 HST? Or if you have any ideas of how to use those Friendship triangles, I would love to hear them.
    Thanks in advance,
    Murphy

  2. #2
    Power Poster feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    10,189
    There is no reason you can't make an Arkansas crossroads using 2 1/2 HST. Your squares would also need to be this size. You can also make something using the shaded 9 patch block (aka split 9 patch) Here are some ideas for you. https://www.google.com/search?q=shad...iw=885&bih=732

    I made this quilt using unfinished size HST of 2 1/2" but you would have to make more to make one as big as this. It contains 1,152 HST. This is not Arkansas crossroads though.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t-t293883.html

    Found another discussion here on the QB regarding the split 9P quilt that looks like Arkansas cross roads. Loads of good info here:
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...t-t226490.html
    Last edited by feline fanatic; 01-11-2019 at 05:12 AM.

  3. #3
    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    19,531
    Try it out!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 20 Album of Blocks I made to swap https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19942.html
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. #4
    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    3,103
    Here's how the Arkansas Crossroad block looks like. It does not have HST's
    unless you want to modify the block.
    http://mamasgotachainsaw.blogspot.co...ilt-block.html
    However you could make a Jacob's ladder quilt with your HST's.
    https://www.generations-quilt-patter...der-quilt.html

  5. #5
    Power Poster feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    10,189
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Here's how the Arkansas Crossroad block looks like. It does not have HST's
    unless you want to modify the block.
    http://mamasgotachainsaw.blogspot.co...ilt-block.html
    However you could make a Jacob's ladder quilt with your HST's.
    https://www.generations-quilt-patter...der-quilt.html
    You can easily make a quilt that looks like Arkansas crossroads using a split 9 patch (aka shaded 9 patch) Put 4 split 9 patch blocks together and you get the arkansas crossroads block. Like this illustration
    Name:  split 9p block.jpg
Views: 1154
Size:  84.5 KB

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    229
    I, too, have a collection of these HS triangles from an exchange and am looking for a design to put them together without adding a lot of other fabrics. They are assorted fabricns with a light/dark combination in each square. Haven't had the courage to lay them out yet to see what I could do with them.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Upstate SC
    Posts
    427
    Thanks everyone for your help. I wanted to make something that did not require cutting a lot of other pieces, so the Arkansas Crossroads appealed to me in that I would not need to cut a lot of other size pieces. But thanks to you, I think the split nine patch may only need a couple of "plain" squares to complete. Since I have so many of those triangles, I will make a "practice block" of each pattern to see what works best. Will let you know the outcome.
    IowaStitcher, we can't be the only ones with bags of those little triangles! It was a world wide swap. I did make one quilt using them but barely dented the collection I had.

  8. #8
    Super Member WMUTeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Portage, Michigan
    Posts
    3,246
    It will work. I have made two but don't recall how many I used. As with all things quilty, it all depends on the size of the finished quilt. Made a lovely finished quilt. Go for it!

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    215
    I have made this pattern twice. The block is called by several names but I know it as English wedding ring. It consist of blocks made with half-square triangles. One quilt is a pattern called Romance by Eleanor Burns. I had over 250 half-square triangles left over when I paper pieced another quilt. Not sure how it would look made scrappy. You could lay out a blocks, take a picture and see what you think or better yet if you have Electric Quilt you could make the pattern up scrappy.
    Name:  2015_07_08 English Wedding Ring No. 1.JPG
Views: 746
Size:  627.0 KB
    Name:  2017_08 Romance Rose Quilt.JPG
Views: 753
Size:  96.8 KB

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Central Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,066
    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    You can easily make a quilt that looks like Arkansas crossroads using a split 9 patch (aka shaded 9 patch) Put 4 split 9 patch blocks together and you get the arkansas crossroads block. Like this illustration
    Name:  split 9p block.jpg
Views: 1154
Size:  84.5 KB
    This is great, but if you look at the original picture, it seems that the four corners of this block are the corners of the next block.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.