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    Want pattern using HST's

    Need idea for using HST's. Sometime ago I "won" a pkg. of about 100 six inch hst's. They are all assorted light & dark greens (not my colors), so will be donation quilt. If I need to make more I guess I can find other greens in my stash. Do you think I need to add another color.
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    I can see pinwheels in 4 to a block. These can be seperated by white or yellow sashing. Black sashing if the colors are really bright. Then a sashing border a middle border then a wider outer border of a print that compliments the green HST's. Luann in Rainy CT
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    I see the pinwheels as well.... one of my favorite ways to use HST's. Chris in sunny WA
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    Carpenter's Wheel/Star is a good HST project.
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    Hum. . . I always think of pinwheels when I hear HST! This block is kind of pretty. . . http://www.purlbee.com/joelles-triangle-quilt/
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    take a stack of about 25 of them & start laying them out- turning them this way & that- you will be absolutely amazed with all the different designs you can come up with- zig-zags, stars, just all kinds- i think a hst is one of the most versatile block out there- there are whole books dedicated to using them-
    we have a bag of them (i think about 200) that for the past 10 years my kids, nephew, grandkids will pull out & (play) with laying them out & challenging each other to come up with new ways - they are a fun design tool and can occupy us for literally hours.
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    This one has long been on my to-do list. She did hers in warms & cools, you could do yours the same way, only blues for the warms and greens for cools.

    http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/20...-and-done.html

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    If you need more inspiration, look at all the many layouts for log cabin blocks.
    The same can be used for HSTs.

    Peckish ... that's a layout I always like. Nice too with darks/lights rather than the multi colours in that one, which are lovely too.
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    Perfect for a Carpenter's Star. You just need add a light or a black for the squares.

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    The Quilter's Cache has a lot of quilt squares made with HST. http://www.quilterscache.com

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    Here are some ideas.

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    Also this one....
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    I like a zig-zag or chevron pattern - there are thousands of ways to work with them - just start laying them out and see what happens.

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    and this is another......
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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
    Need idea for using HST's. Sometime ago I "won" a pkg. of about 100 six inch hst's. They are all assorted light & dark greens (not my colors), so will be donation quilt. If I need to make more I guess I can find other greens in my stash. Do you think I need to add another color.
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    I made a graduation quilt in 2005 from all HSTs. I'm having a Sr. moment and cant remember the name of the block now can I find the magazine with the pattern. I do remember that it was scrappy and I used all shades and prints of pink from lightest pink to the maroons. the other half of the hsts were white on white. When I cut the blocks, it gave two blocks of the same fabrics, only one was a positive and one was a negative. I'll continue to search and if and when I do find it I'll send the info along to you. I love to make HSTs, so I really enjoyed making that quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    This one has long been on my to-do list. She did hers in warms & cools, you could do yours the same way, only blues for the warms and greens for cools.

    http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/20...-and-done.html
    I really had wanted to do this pattern but I think 6 inch HST's are to big. I am tempted to cut them down. Not sure what size they should be.
    True4uca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Here are some ideas.

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    Really like #2 but think my 6 inch blocks are too big. #1 should work, will try tomorrow.
    True4uca

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    Well, lucky you not having to make them (the HST's) but use them!! Show us what you make with them, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    I made a graduation quilt in 2005 from all HSTs. I'm having a Sr. moment and cant remember the name of the block now can I find the magazine with the pattern. I do remember that it was scrappy and I used all shades and prints of pink from lightest pink to the maroons. the other half of the hsts were white on white. When I cut the blocks, it gave two blocks of the same fabrics, only one was a positive and one was a negative. I'll continue to search and if and when I do find it I'll send the info along to you. I love to make HSTs, so I really enjoyed making that quilt.
    I've found the pattern! It is in the Fons and Porter's FOR THE LOVE OF QUILTING, July/August 2002, pages 13-15. The name of the quilt is Erin's Visit. The blocks are Tennessee Blocks. The designer, Ann Lee, has done it in blues and greens with the white background. She alternated the positive and the negative blocks. These are 9" blocks, but I did mine 12" finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Also this one....
    Love this one.
    True4uca

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    Here is the block for those HST's Do a 5 by 5 row placement with 1.5 or 2 inch sashing. Try a red sashing. Have fun! Luann
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    I'd be inclined to make hourglass blocks out of them. That would result in slightly smaller triangles, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    This one has long been on my to-do list. She did hers in warms & cools, you could do yours the same way, only blues for the warms and greens for cools.

    http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com/20...-and-done.html
    Oh yea, this one's really pretty!
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    Check Rose Smith's website (Ludlow Quilt and Sew, http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/Q...Directory.html). She regularly posts little tutorials and most of them use mostly HSTs. Sometimes she also shows different effects that you get by arranging the blocks in different ways. Enjoy!

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