We're back for block 5 in the Riley Blake Designs Block Challenge! I love this one so much. It features several different half square triangles- which was one of my original inspirations to quilting!
My husband's aunt gave me a stack of quilting magazines after expressing an interest in quilting. The first article I read detailed how to make a perfect half square triangle. From there, I purchased this genius little tool to mark the lines and I created my first quilt! I won't lie..it was a mess, but the kids still love it. Fast forward a few years...HST are still my favorite block to put together. They are so simple yet a simple turn or variating fabric creates complex looking designs!
I spend a lot of time 'auditioning' fabric for these blocks. I can never really tell what it will look like until it's all sewn together and pressed. There is often fussy cutting involved. For example, I had to sew another set of HST with the stripes and green so the stripes would directionally look cohesive with the block. I suppose if I had picked a non-directional fabric, this wouldn't have mattered! But I love the way this turned out.