On Monday I introduced a new series that we are starting at Simple Simon and Company. Each month, we are going to focus on a basic and simple quilt block that can be used in a variety of quilts. The goal for the 2015 year is to learn 12 new quilt blocks that we can use in many different quilts.
And because we want to make this quilt block challenge do-able for everyone—we are leaving it up to you to decide what you are going to do for your own quilting goal. For example you could make one sampler quilt with all 12 blocks, or if you are adventurous and have lots of time to quilt this year, you can make 12 different quilts with 12 different blocks. The decisions are all up to you! You can decide the sizes of your blocks, the fabrics and of course your own timeline to sew all 12 blocks. But we really would love for you to join us. LiZ and I will be taking turns sewing a quilt each month with the quilt block of the month and show you our work at the end of the month!
This month for our Quilt Block of the Month we are going to be learning all things half-square triangle! It is one of the most basic and versatile quilt blocks and is super popular in quilts because of its endless possibilities. It is one of the first blocks that we both learned in quilting and is still one that we use all the time. It is a great little block ;).
I did a video to show you how to make this basic block that you can use as a reference if you have never made one. Click below to watch how to make a half square triangle block video tutorial….
So hopefully you will join us this year….to either sharpen your quilting skills or make a new friend who is just beginning to quilt. And if you are super experienced maybe you can make up your own half-square triangle pattern that we can add to our pinterest board! I would love for you to leave a comment if you do.
Also, throughout the year we hope to have prizes along the way (that will be chosen randomly throughout the year) so if you do make a half-square triangle block or quilt this year, use the hashtag #simplesimonquiltalong and we will put it in the pool for some great fabric bundles and sewing supplies throughout the year.
Now, whose ready to get this Quilt Block party started?????? MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I am working on a fun half-square triangle design and I can’t wait to show you;)