Today is an easy day because we'll be making some more half-square triangles, otherwise known as "HSTs" by cool quilters the world over.
Here's where we're headed...
We'll be making 10 -- 2" x 2" (unfinished) HSTs. They'll be dark blue print tone-on-tone HSTs with one half slightly darker than the other. Trust me, you'll see why later!
In total, you'll need:
Dark blue prints:
10 -- 2½" x 2½" squares
2 -- 2" x 2" squares (these won't be made into HSTs, but you'll need them later on to assemble this component of the quilt)
Here are the combinations I chose for my HSTs -- all dark blue prints, but you can definitely see the contrast in each set of 2½" x 2½" squares. And take a look at the 2" x 2" squares -- they should be cut from the lightest of your dark blue prints. So mysterious...
Assemble the HSTs:
1. If you haven't already, gather 10 sets of two dark blue print 2½" x 2½" squares (each should have one really dark square and one slightly less dark square).
2. On the wrong side of each of the lighter dark blue print 2½" x 2½" squares, use a pencil or pen to mark a line a scant ¼" from either side of the true diagonal of the square.
3. With slightly lighter dark blue print 2½" x 2½" square layered atop darker dark blue print 2½" x 2½" square and right sides together, stitch along drawn lines.
4. Use a rotary cutter to cut along the true diagonal to make two triangle units.
5. Press seams towards the darker dark blue print.
6. Trim HST units to 2" x 2".
7. Repeat steps above with remaining sets of 2½" x 2½" squares to make 10 -- 2" x 2" (unfinished) HSTs. And although they are not pictured below, remember to reserve the two slightly lighter 2" x 2" squares.
And that's it! Told you today would be easy! We won't be making HSTs on Day 3, but we may be doing some simple paper piecing. Hmmm.....