The quilt I just finished has over 400 half square triangles. Considering that one week ago today I started this top — designed it, pieced the top, quilted it, bound it and it’s now done and will be shipped either this afternoon or tomorrow, AND that I made over 400 half square triangles . . that’s proof that something’s just not right with the way I think. I love a challenge . . even if it results in no sleep, no knitting, no house cleaning . . wait . . I love anything that results in no house cleaning.
What’s your favorite method for making half square triangles? I’ve tried many methods . . probably not every method, but my favorite way to make them is using the Triangulations™ papers. I’m not sure I could have made all these half square triangles without Triangulations.
These are all the little tips I cut off. No! I am not going to save them, though I thought they would be so cute in a jar. This is about 2 cups of tiny little tips. Yes! I am going to throw these away . . this afternoon! 🙂
Another thing I like when making triangles is the Olfa rotating cutting mat. I don’t use it often but I always use it when making half square triangles because it’s easier and quicker to turn the mat instead of trying to turn the papers/fabric with all the different angles to be cut.
I am glad to have the quilt finished. I love it . . I think it’s one of the best I’ve made in a while and can hardly wait to hear if the Quiltmaker people like the quilt and want to show it in the next 100 Blocks issue.