Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bella Skill Builder - Quarter Square Triangle

This post is coming a day late because of Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day, but I am happy to say that my blocks were still done yesterday!!!!   Because it was August 1st and that means it is Bella Skill Builder time!!  I am just so loving the rainbow of blocks I have and can't believe we only have two months left of this awesome quilt along hosted by the Fat QuarterShop and Sherri McConnell!!!!  And this month's skill builder blocks are all about Quarter Square Triangles!!!

For this month's tone on tone blocks, I layed out all of the blocks I have so far and tried to choose some pretty solids that I didn't have represented yet.   So it is soft pinkish reds and beautiful blue greens.      For the small version of the block I used Bella Strawberry and Raspberry (which really makes me crave some fresh berries) .  And for the large version of the block I used Bella Bermuda and Lagoon.

Now you will notice right off that my blocks don't really look like this month's blocks.   Since I am doing a different layout I need to keep all of my blocks 12" square.  So I decided to just focus on the Quarter Square Triangle part and cut out the Half Square Triangle part since we already had a month of focusing on those :)   I just love how quick these quarter square triangles went together!!!  I just made HST's that I then put together in opposite layout and then used the same HST sewing process to make them Quarter Square Triangles.    And oh my goodness, was my Cute Cuts ruler just perfect for trimming these to size.   The diagonal lines made it so easy to match up with the seams and I just love the little "grit" on the back of the ruler that really helps to keep it from moving while trimming!!!   Thanks Sew Sampler for introducing me to another awesome ruler!!!

And I ended up with a beautiful Ohio Star Quilt block that was just perfect for practicing my Quarter Square Triangles.  Which honestly, I haven't made in a long time because I always just think to make them as flying geese, but this method made it so easy to make and I so want to try and incorporate them more in my designs now!!!

And then of course, I had to make a smaller version of the block.  Those little quarter square triangles finish at just 2".   How cute are they.   And i just love the secondary designs that are created by doing the opposite layout of fabrics from block to block.   It is just so fun!!!   I could just make these stars forever :)

And that is the Quarter Square Triangles block, the seventh set of blocks in the Bella Skill Builder!!!!  Be sure to download  the free pattern and watch youtube video.  And also pop on over to the  Fat Quarter Shop's blog, Jolly Jabber  for lots more Quarter Square Triangle (and Half Square Triangle)  Block details and wonderful Block eye candy from lots more blogger friends ;)  I hope you are enjoying the  Bella Skill Builder fun as much as I am!!!

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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