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Exploring the Art of Quarter Square Triangles: Unlocking Creative Possibilities


Hello, fellow quilters! Today, I want to dive into the fascinating world of quarter square triangles (QST) and showcase how these simple blocks can be transformed into stunning patterns that will captivate your imagination. Plus, I have an exciting treat for you at the end, so keep reading!


So, what are QSTs? Well, they are versatile building blocks that add depth and complexity to quilt designs. To create them, start with two half square triangle (HST). Take one of these HSTs, rotate it 180 degrees, stitch the two units right sides together across the diagonal and cut in half. Voilà! You now have two QSTs.



A guide showing how to make Quarter Square Triangles from Half Square triangles. Two Half Square Triangles are shown being stitched along the diagonal. Once they are cut they make two Quarter Square Triangles shown in blue and purple.


The beauty of QSTs lies in their ability to create captivating patterns when stitched together. By combining different fabrics, colors, and orientations, you can unlock a multitude of designs that will leave you in awe. From intricate pinwheels to mesmerizing stars, the possibilities are endless!


Now, let me introduce you to the Layered Delights Throw Quilt pattern, available on my website. This pattern harnesses the power of quarter square triangles, offering a beginner-friendly project that is both visually striking and cosy. The Layered Delights Throw Quilt pattern guides you through the process step-by-step, ensuring that even novice quilters can achieve a magnificent result. The quilt features Layer Cake fabric that adds depth and texture to the overall design. The whole quilt top is made from one Layer Cake with fabric leftover to make a matching cushion.


A quilt hung on a wall. The quilt is made from fabric with a space theme arranged in Quarter Square Triangles.
The Layered Delights Throw Quilt

Imagine snuggling up under your Layered Delights Throw Quilt, basking in the warmth and admiring the artistry of the QSTs that make up its breathtaking design. Trust me; it's an experience you don't want to miss!


To get started on your quilting adventure and unlock the creative potential of quarter square triangles, head over to my website and purchase the Layered Delights Throw Quilt pattern. With its clear instructions and beginner-friendly approach, this pattern will help you create a masterpiece that will be cherished for years to come.


So, let's embrace the beauty of QSTs and embark on a creative journey filled with endless possibilities. Get your hands on the Layered Delights Throw Quilt pattern today, and let your imagination soar!


Happy Stitching!





Photo credit: We Like Sewing

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