Hello! And welcome to #QuiltNon2016 – for those of us who are not able to go to QuiltCon in sunny Southern California, we are getting together and making the best of things! Julie from The Intrepid Thread has pulled together some awesome bloggers and shops for this fun event! I have a quick 6″ finished block tutorial for you. This block would make a great pillow sewn with 4 of them and a nice border. I’m 100% certain that I’m not the first to come up with this block but I since I have no idea what it was originally named I’m going with “Stacked HSTs”.
12 squares – 2″ x 2″
4 rectangles – 1.5″ x 4.5″
4 rectangles – 1.5″ x 2.5″
Make 12 HSTs:
Pair up your fabrics and draw a diagonal line across your fabrics:
Sew 1/4″ from either side of the line.
Cut them apart on the drawn line, then press open and trim to 1.5″ x 1.5″
Layout the block as pictured below:
Next piece the first two white rectangles:
Then piece the middle HSTs to either side of the two remaining 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles:
Piece these to the center block, making a 4.5″ x 4.5″ square:
Piece the middle section rectangles next:
Piece the 4 remaining HSTs to the 2 remaining rectangles as pictured below:
Piece the top and bottom sections on and your block is complete!
I hope you enjoyed this quickie block tutorial, using some super time pieces, but hey, precision piecing can be very rewarding! If you want to jazz this block up a little try some low volume prints in place of the white and go with high contrast for your HSTs.
Make sure to check out all of block tutorials, if you make all six you will be eligible to win a fabulous fabric prize! Be sure to visit Julie’s blog for full details!
Happy Quilt-Non 2016!
You are rocking #QuiltNon2016. Thanks for the tutorial, Melissa.
Hmmm…something new to do with all bonus HSTs…thanks for the tute!
Sounds like a fun way to pass the weekend.
Thanks for a great block idea, Melissa! What a fun idea. You should plan to come to the one in Savannah in 2016. I’m going to go, and we could share a room. =) You wouldn’t have to hang out with me all the time. I’m very independent, so you could meet all your friends! (But you’d be welcome to hang out with me when you wanted to!) Start saving now, and let’s do it!
So beautiful.Thanks for the tutorial.
That is a neat block, can’t say I have seen it before.
Love the block. Now I have another new technique to try. Thank you!!