Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What to do with Tiny HST

When making Carolina Christmas and Oklahoma Backroads you can either toss the triangles trimmed from the blocks, or you can sew an extra seam and have tiny (finish at 1 1/2″) half square triangle (HST) units.    I picked the latter and have a shoe box full of them.

But what to do with them?  One suggestion was to make an Ocean Waves quilt – which is also on Bonnie Hunter’s website Quiltville.com. However, since half of my squares are pink and white and the other half are simply light and dark, I can’t visualize my pieces as an Ocean Waves quilt. So, I keep tossing my HST into the box waiting for inspiration to strike.

Then this morning while I was looking for something on Quilter’s Cache I found my inspiration. The Depression Block.

This is what I came up with in EQ. I think I’ve found my next new quilt project.

4 Thoughts on “What to do with Tiny HST

  1. Oh My Gosh…how cute is that?????

    Can’t wait to see it.

  2. I love this pattern too and must remember it when I have lots of HST to use up.
    Hugs Jan Mac

  3. I like your quilt idea a lot. Good use of half square triangles.

  4. bethstrand on January 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

    Lovely, what a great idea!

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