HSTs (half square triangles) are the basis of lots of dynamic quilt designs, so of course they’re even better if they’re scrappy. For those who may not know, here’s a half-square triangle block. Each half of the square is a triangle, and of course it helps that they contrast.
So after I had made a whole bunch of scrappy squares, I decided to cut them in half diagonally to make scrappy HSTs. I had the perfect white fabric with metallic gold oriental writing to use as contrast.
Of course I tried numerous layouts for the blocks and consulted friends about which to use.
Eventually I chose the arrangement below because I like the “double twist” effect you get in the center if you look from a distance.
Name: Ziggy Scraps
Designed and made by me
Finished size: 58″ x 78″
Quilted by: Linda
I’m developing a talk about making successful scrap quilts. If you have any ideas I should include, let me know!