Thursday, February 10, 2022

HST and HRT Fun

While most of my quilts are made from my own designs, I always enjoy having a project where someone else tells me what to sew.  My only decision is the fabric!

This year, I decided to jump into the Modern HST BOM - block 1 is now available.  The QAL is fun because it tells you ahead of time how many HST and HRT you will need for the whole quilt.  Plus, you choose how big you want it to be.   My block will finish at 8" which means my HST are 2".  (I've seen other quilts where the blocks will be 24" and the HST are 6".)

While I made a few HRT after creating a paper piece pattern, I decided I could get the same effect and skip a step by going creating a paper piece pattern in the shape of 2 HRTs sewn together.  This works because my fabric choices are not scrappy.

I've now made ahead all my HSTs and a few HRTs.  Check out all the blocks at #modernhstBOM2022.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. I think it's smart to make a template to turn 2 HRTs into a triangle in a square block. I look forward to seeing how it comes together for you!

  2. Wow. I love your fabrics and what an interesting block. Going to be a fun BOM quilt. I look forward to seeing yours come together.

  3. Your blocks look great. Thanks for sharing the info of this QAL.

  4. Well this is interesting. I've never before seen this Modern BOM. Your block is gorgeous! So you get a new block and instructions each month? Do you know is advance what your quilt will look like?

  5. This is beautiful! I'm so glad you're participating in the BOM!

  6. Very cool. I've been wanting to try something with HRTs. You may be inspiring me!


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