Synopses & Reviews
The Half Square Triangle (HST) is a quilt-making staple! At once both a simple block yet one that yields complex results, this workhorse is the star of the show in Jeni Baker's first book. A series of 12 patterns start with a beginner friendly fast and easy design and progresses to more and more challenging designs.
he HST is a workhorse block unit that can be used to make beautiful, timeless quilts. This book shows you the multiple methods for making them (from the slow to the speedy) and combines HSTs with other pieced blocks that complement the triangle blocks. The book is organized into four main sections: patterns that feature Color, Scale, Patchwork Play and, finally culminating with a chapter on Half-Square Triangles only. This final chapter features an inspirational index of over 12 60 HST block designs and encourages the reader to design their own quilts using a single block or combining a few.
Turn a basic HST quilting block into a star project. HST Half Square Triangle is a quilt-making staple, and Patchwork Essentials is here to show you how to work with it to create the most magnificent quilts to hang and to cover. While the HST may be a simple block, it yields complex, beautiful results as proven in the 50 colorful images of the 12 finished, timeless quilts you can make with Patchwork Essentials.
This inspiring book features a series of one dozen patterns built with the HST workhorse block unit. It shows you the multiple methods for making them (from the slow to the speedy) and combines HSTs with other pieced blocks that complement the triangle blocks. Divided into 5 easy-to-follow sections Color, Size Matters, Patchwork Play, Half-Square Triangles Only, and Tools & Quilting Basics Patchwork Essentials offers quick and easy designs as well as more detailed work.
Patchwork Essentials features:
- 12 quilts from the beginner-friendly to the complex and an index of 60 mix and match blocks
- Over 50 bold and bright photographs and 80 step-by-step illustrations to showcase the production of each lovely quilt
- Techniques to try your hand at color and color placement, various sized patterns, and incorporating other elements for even more unique results
Patchwork Essentials is a pattern and inspiration book for everyone from the true beginner to the intermediate sewist who is looking for new inspiration but doesn t want to think about complex piecing strategies. See how an HST (Half Square Triangle) project will net a TQYC (Timeless Quilt You ll Cherish)
The workhorse of a quilt block is the Half-Square Triangle: a simple block that creates intricate and beautiful results. Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle
is an essential pattern and inspiration book for the beginner through intermediate sewist. Several methods for making and designing your own quilts offer new inspiration and forgo complex piecing work. The book is divided into five easy to follow sections: Color, Size Matters, Patchwork Play, Half-Square Triangles Only - a detailed chapter featuring 60, 13" HST block designs--and Tools and Quilting Basics. With quick and easy designs or more detailed work, you will find 12 beautiful projects in this guidebook.
About the Author
Jeni Baker is a fabric designer for Art Gallery fabrics as well as a well-know pattern designer. She lectures nationally on the art of quilt making with a focus on exploring effective color choices, one of the most challenging areas for quilters. She lives in Madison Wisconsin with her bunny, George.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Traditional Construction Method-4-at-a-time Construction Method; 8-at-a-time Construction Method
Chapter 1: Color
The effects of color and fabric choices-Color basics
Fabric placement quilt pattern
Warm/cool value quilt pattern
Black/white + color quilt pattern
Chapter 2: Size Matters
The effects of scale
Super sized quilt pattern
Two different sized HSTs quilt pattern
Three different sized HSTs quilt pattern
Chapter 3: Patchwork Play
Incorporating other elements into a HST-String HST quilt
Patchwork HST quilt
Scrappy HST quilt
Chapter 4:Half-Square Triangles Only-Index of 60 different HST blocks
Single block quilt pattern
Quarter block quilt pattern
32 block sampler quilt pattern
Chapter 5: Tools and Quilting Basics-Tools specific to HSTs
General quilting tools
Basic quilting techniques
Resources and Acknowledgements