Monday, November 28, 2022

November Triangles

I have had several different large shoeboxes of triangle parts cluttering up my sewing room. They have accumulated for a number of years. There are cut off flippy corners, cut off binding joins or pieces given to me; if I cut Flying Geese or Quarter Square triangle pieces with an Easy Angle Companion ruler then I cut an HST from the beginning and end of the fabric strip with an Easy Angle ruler.  

I've been trying to empty the boxes for quite awhile and usually use the parts as leaders and enders. 

This month I saved up all the pieces and parts I've sewn together for one blog post. 

Above are some of the HSTs cut when I cut Flying Geese bodies for a May 2016 finish called Butterfly Garden.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the HSTs now. 

I have 24 sets of four HSTs that finish at 4.5 inches. Maybe I'll make the Broken Dishes blocks and then use them as the center for a medallion quilt. Maybe...

I think these parts were all given to me. The sets of four with neutral will now go on to become Monkey Wrench blocks. The others will go into baggies sorted by size. 


I think these green HST parts were left over from cutting Flying Geese for a March 2021 finish called Pea Soup.  I had to cut some neutral scrap HSTs to pair up with the green parts.   Now I think these 4.5 inch HSTs will be made into Broken Dishes blocks. I have collection of Broken Dishes blocks now in several different sizes.  I will use them in donation quilts. 

These are little Broken Dishes blocks made from the waste triangles left after trimming 9 inch Snowball corners in a Snowball/Nine Patch quilt top made a few months ago.  I have a few more Snowball/Nine Patch quilts with novelty fabrics picked out so maybe after I make a couple of those quilts I will have enough flippy corner waste triangle broken dishes blocks for another kiddo sized quilt. Time will tell. 

Most of these HST parts were cut with the Easy Angle ruler from the beginning and ends of strip pairs used to make Flying Geese for Sawtooth Star points in a neutral baby quilt finished for my niece in May 2021. 


Miscellaneous pieces and parts I made into HSTs and then into Broken Dishes.  Most of these just go into the Parts Department but a few of them...

...that finish at 3 inches will be used to make some Squared Away blocks.  Someone in our Stashbuster Group was making them and I was inspired to make some too. I think this will turn into a Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) project. Each month I will go through my little stash of Broken Dishes blocks and look for sets of four in the color of the month and then make a block or two. 



I found a little baggie of sets of four Flying Geese with white. Someone must have given them to me. I looked through my 3.5 inch squares for centers for Sawtooth Stars and cut some white squares for the corners. They turned out cute. I guess I will add them to the orphan blocks.

Then I made some waste triangles into Quarter Square Triangle (QST) blocks. 

I have quite a collection of QSTs now. I don't really care if they are wonky. I'm going to make a medallion quilt out of them inspired by a vintage quilt. Some of these are wonky and different sizes but I am just going to sew them all together into made fabric for some rounds of the medallion. I have my center star already made and am ready to move forward but I just have not been in the mood to tackle the project yet. 

Then I sewed together some 1.5 inch HST parts and then sewed some of those into strips of 5. Again, some of these are wonky and there are different sizes and colors.  Most of these came from making QSTs for the Clarissa quilt top finished in January 2021. 

I have a little box of strips of HSTs. Maybe someday I will have enough to make a quilt inspired by a vintage one. Mine will be a little different because I hope to use different sizes of HSTs between 1 and 2 inches.   

More to come! My boxes are not empty yet. 

And sew on...

 

9 comments:

Linda said...

I don’t think I have ever seen so many HSTs together in one place! Mouth watering. You are obviously having fun with them all.

JCH said...

My goodness what a boat load of pieces! It's so cool to see your works in progress (and finished ones). Carry on. Can't wait to see what comes next. :0)

Kaja said...

One of the things I like about your posts is that I am often reminded of quilt blocks I haven't thought about for a while, or didn't know at all. Like a quilt encyclopedia in action.

sue s said...

I'm accumulating a large store of HST orphans and HST pieces. I should look into making something of them. You have a really impressive collection!

gayle said...

Wowzers! Looks like you've been having a happy visit to Triangleland!

Mystic Quilter said...

My goodness - what a heap of fun you're obviously having with all the contents of the shoe boxes. Nothing quite like scraps!

Ada Plouvier-Kopitopoulou said...

Wow, what a lot of triangles! I like scraps. Triangles need a lot of precision work, so I cut all mine square! But...you get great effects with the triangles.

Sandy Panagos said...

That is quite the variety of HSTs! They're shaping up into some fun projects.

audrey said...

I still keep thinking about making a hst quilt like the one you're working on at the bottom of the post. It's on my bucket list!