Half Square Triangle Blocks- New Design – Block #1

I uploaded to YouTube a video showing a fun new block design using half square triangles.

Here is the link to the video  https://youtu.be/cZ78mLengMM

And here is the block!  The block could be made in many sizes and for quilters who love to work with 5″ squares this block would measure 32″ if you were to make the half square triangles using 5″ squares.

This is how I came up with this design:

I started with half square triangles arranged into groups of four.

Grouped those four units into a block section.

Duplicated that block section and placed those sections into a block giving each section a 90° turn.

Now the 32″ size is just one size of block you could make but you could scale it back to smaller sizes or even make it bigger.

Using half square triangles that finish 2″ the block would be 16″

Using half square triangles that finish 1 1/2″ the block would be 12″

Below is an idea of what the 32″ block would look like in a king size quilt.

I have shown additional quilt sizes using the different block size options in my YouTube video.

Please feel free to share the video link with any of your friends and quilting groups that you belong to. https://youtu.be/cZ78mLengMM

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Write the name of the pattern in the “Inscription Area” next to your book selection.

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You must write in the pattern name at the time of purchase, if a pattern name is not written in a free pattern will not be shipped after the book is shipped.   http://www.patspeth.com/store.html

Thank you,
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel Quilts,

Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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Disappearing Broken Dishes aka Disappearing Hourglass

This blog contains the information on making the Disappearing Broken Dishes block from 5″ squares. The block will finish 7″ and will not have bias edges!

Disappearing Broken Dishes

I know many refer to this block as the Disappearing Hourglass but I already have several sample disappearing blocks made from what I usually call an Hourglass Block. This is the block that I normally picture when I think of an Hourglass Block .

Hourglass Unit

And below is the block I’m starting with and I normally think of this block as the Broken Dishes block so that’s why I’m calling this the Disappearing Broken Dishes block.

Broken Dishes

All you need to make this block is two 5″ squares of a dark or medium fabric and two 5″ squares of background fabric.  Sew these squares into half-square-triangles and square up to 4 1/2″.  If you need detailed instructions on how to do that you can find that information here on a previous blog post of mine.

four hst units

Sew the four half-square-triangles into the block as show below. This block should measure 8 1/2″ at this point.

Broken Dishes

To make the disappearing block we need to cut this block into three equal sections in both directions.  Now if you happen to have a calculator handy you will see that 8 1/2″ divided by 3 is not a nice easy measurement to work with, it’s 2.83333, what kind of a measurement is that! It’s not 2 7/8″ (2.875) and it’s not  even 2 13/16 (2.8125).  So in my world I say it’s a couple of threads less than 2 7/8″.  Don’t panic yet, the good news is that you only need to measure a piece of paper to that size once and use that as your template.

Ruler with paper template

I have Electric Quilt so I just drew a 7″ finished sized block, divided it into three equal parts and had Electric Quilt print a template.

Cut the block into nine equal pieces.

Block cut into 9 pieces

Arrange the pieces as shown below and sew together.

pieces arranged

Disappearing Broken Dishes

Enjoy!

Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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All rights reserved.
This pattern/design is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com

Jack and Jill Quilt Setting Options

I have played with the Jack and Jill blocks from the Deli Geese Block Project creating possible layouts. I will be the first to admit that not all the pairs of blocks work well together in a quilt. If I were setting the Jack and Jill blocks together in a quilt I might go with this setting, on point and sashed.

Jack and Jill together on point set with copyright

These blocks of course would look great on their own.  This is Jack, Block #51, with sashing that forms stars at the corners.

Jack with Sashing with copyright

Below is my first attempt with Jill, Block #52. Set just block to block and row to row, a very cheerful quilt!

Jill block to block with copyright

With a just a little altering of the original block, adding print fabric in the corners I now have created four patch stars as a secondary pattern.

Jill blocks with prints in corners with copyright

Enjoy these setting ideas and try them out on any of the blocks in the Deli Geese Block Project!

These quilts as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project use 5″ squares.  It’s a great idea for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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This pattern/design is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.
Email: pat@patspeth.com
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Deli Geese Project – Block #51 – Jack

Here is block number #51 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Jack

Block 51 Jack

Block #51 uses the Top Units from Light Flying Geese Units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Light Flying Geese

Top Light unit

Jack uses:
A – four Top Units from Light Flying Geese units.
B – four 5″ squares (2 dark, 2 light/background) made into Half Square Triangle units that unfinished measure 4 1/2″ following the instructions here
C – four 2 1/4″ squares  background

51 Jack

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

This information is copyright protected
© 2015 Pat Speth
All rights reserved.
This pattern/design is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com

Deli Geese Project – Block #50 – Babe

Here is block number #50 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

50 Babe

Block #50 Babe,  uses the Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Top Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Top Unit Dark

Babe uses:
A – four Top Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – one  4 1/2″ square background (light)
C – six  2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
D – four  2 1/2″ squares background, added to four C pieces with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
E – four  2 1/4″ squares

50 Babe

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,  Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

This information is copyright protected
© 2015 Pat Speth
All rights reserved.
This pattern/design is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com

Deli Geese Project – Block #49 – Paul Bunyan

Here is block number #49 of the Deli Geese Block Project!

Paul Bunyan

49 Paul Bunyan

Block #49 Paul Bunyan,  uses the Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.  Details of making the units are found here.

Bottom Unit from Dark Flying Geese

Bottom Dark unit

Paul Bunyan uses:
A – four Bottom Units from Dark Flying Geese units.
B – one  4 1/2″ square background (light)
C – six  2 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ rectangles
D – four  2 1/2″ squares background, added to four C pieces with the connecting corner method that can be seen here.
E – four  2 1/4″ squares
49 Paul Bunyan II

This block will measure 12″ at this point and finish 11 1/2″

This block as well as many others in the Deli Geese Block Project uses 5″ squares.  It’s a great block for charm packs, layer cakes, and of course stash fabrics.

Deli Geese, because they’re sliced !

Enjoy!
Pat

Deli Geese Block Project Index

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel QuiltsMore Nickel Quilts, Amazing Nickel QuiltsNickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

This information is copyright protected
© 2015 Pat Speth
All rights reserved.
This pattern/design is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
You are not allowed to mass produce this information.

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com

Color Me Happy Pattern Giveaway!

Color Me Happy is my Block of the Month.  To enter this giveaway all you have to do is like my Facebook page and like the Facebook post dated Jan. 29th  by noon on Feb. 2, 2015. This giveaway is for one set of the instructions that will include all 13 steps.

I’m spending today assembling pattern packets for Color Me Happy and I thought a giveaway was the perfect way to spread the word about this BOM! As I was putting them together I realized the setting I used for this BOM would be a great way to set the Deli Geese blocks together.

CMH assembly

I love this setting! By adding half-blocks to the rows on opposite ends, it’s an easy and fun way to create more interest in the quilt rather than using just a plain 3 x 4 set.

Then, the assembly method I used is a cinch! The whole quilt is put together in rows, the border pieces are part of the row!

CMH pg 1 pattern front

So for those of you that are stitching up the Deli Geese blocks, give this setting a try. It’s easily adapted to making a larger quilt simply by adding more blocks in each row and more rows to the setting.

Color Me Happy pattern packets are available on my website.

I also offer a Licensing Fee option for shops and guilds, please contact me if you are interested.

Enjoy!
Pat

Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

To schedule a Nickel Quilt lecture or workshop contact Pat at the email below.

Email: pat@patspeth.com
www.patspeth.com