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)!
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.