Friday, September 13, 2019

Half Square Triangle Fun

A while back I pulled a bunch of pink and purple scraps.  I used my Go Cutter and this little scrap busting method to cut a bunch of half square triangles.  I have dies that cut 3 1/2" , 2 1/2", and 1 1/2" half square triangles.  This comes in handy in so many ways.  It saves time!  It allows me to play with scale!  A fun way to add interest to a quilt.  Like in this butter fly quilt and my Bear Scraps pattern.
 I had fun quilting a garden for my butterflies to play in.
 My quilting angel, Sheri bond it for me.  Now it's ready to go to a good home as a Quilty Hug.
 I also used my 2 1/2" half square triangle die to cut out this patriotic quilt.  I used the 2 1/2" strip die to cut the 2 1/2" squares in bulk.  Saves so much time.  Just cut your strips and then line them up on the 90* line on your die and cut the other way.  You can do diamonds this way also using the other angle lines available on the die. 
I may have to do a tutorial on that some time.  Let me know if you are interested.


  1. I like the way you mixed large and small butterflies in this quilt. Clever.

  2. Love this! Playing with the scale of your butterflies really adds heaps of interest, very effective!