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Thread: What to do with leftover HST's????

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    What to do with leftover HST's????

    Using Bonnie Hunter's method to get bonus HST's, I now have 44 5" HST's and 30 4" HST's leftover from the making of the quilt in this picture.

    Does anybody know of any patterns that use HST's? or have any idea of what pattern to do with them? I'm thinking probably lap size...
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    here are a couple of patterns I have made with HST's.
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    What about making some pillows or pillow shams with them? Or maybe a throw or baby quilt?
    Those who are piecemakers will sew seeds.

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    I'm saving mine until I have enough to do a scrappy quilt...I was thinking along the lines of Barb's above, Barb they look amazing!!!!
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    Your quilt is beautiful. If you save enough triangles Barbs sure is pretty.

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    beautiful quilts that you've made with the HST's...I'm thinking you could make some little doll quilts with the left overs or even small lap throws.

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    i just play around with the leftovers from my quilts until I find a pleasing pattern. By the way, your quilt is lovely.
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    Pinwheel quilts are cute in any size or colors.

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    I have lots of triangles, several sizes, I'm thinking of making some scrappy quilts with mine.
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    You can always save them until a creative lightbulb brightens your day.
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    I save my misc. HST's. I usually make pinwheels to add to a scrappy quilt. Maybe do a row quilt-? Scrappy baskets are good too~ Lots of ideas out there!
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    I save all of my leftover blocks in a plastic tub. When it's full, I'll see what I have to work it into a scrappy quilt top!

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    I try to incorperate into the border of the quilt , since they already have coordinated fabrics.

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    I just sent a batch of mini HSTs to Rhonda.
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    I made a scrappy Carpenter's Star. My HSTs were smaller, stillhave plenty left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    I made a scrappy Carpenter's Star. My HSTs were smaller, stillhave plenty left.
    OMG!!! That's it! The Carpenter's Star is on my bucket list! This would be perfect! Do you have a particular pattern that you can recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    I made a scrappy Carpenter's Star. My HSTs were smaller, stillhave plenty left.
    OMG!!! That's it! The Carpenter's Star is on my bucket list! This would be perfect! Do you have a particular pattern that you can recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hevemi View Post
    I made a scrappy Carpenter's Star. My HSTs were smaller, stillhave plenty left.
    This is absolutely PERFECT!!! The Carpenter's Star has been on my bucket list!

    This is what I LOVE about this board! I knew someone would shout out a suggestion that would be perfect!

    I found a free pattern on this board: http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...e-t122357.html

    I've already printed it out! All of my HST's are color/cream, so I will have to make a few more that are color/color...but it should use up 38 or so of the 44 HST's I already have!

    Thanks so much to everyone for your suggestions!

    I'd really like to see a picture of your scrappy Carpenter's Star!

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    that is the most huge photo i've ever seen online!!!

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    Those are large ones. What about quartering some of them? You'd get two smaller HST's and two small solid blocks. Then play around with arrangements of both the large blocks and the small ones to form a new design. Could be lots of fun!
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    Here is what I've come up for the Carpenter's Star. What do you think?

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    I don't know why it's not uploading my picture.

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    I really like both your quilts. That's alot of hst's... Love the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    here are a couple of patterns I have made with HST's.
    Barb, by any chance did your second quilt shown come from a book "Spectacular Scraps" by Judy Hooworth and Margaret Rolfe? It is a book I really love. It has a ton of patterns, all of which only use HST's. The patterns are developed by your choice of fabrics, and by the placement of darks and lights. As soon as I saw it, I thought of this book. Anyway, both are beautiful, and they do show how pretty quilts can be just using HST's.

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