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One half square triangle (HST) can look totally different if flipped and paired with other blocks.  Yesterday, I shared the HST baby quilt pictured below.   Also shown is a table runner {still in need of some binding} using the same HST block.

Half Square Triangles flip flopped, inverted, reversed, and some added background fabric, you have the next quilt added to my long bucket list — Denyse Schmidt’s Ocean Waves.  Here is a link to a full picture of the quilt for the pattern in her recent book, Modern Quilts: Traditional Inspiration.  Last month, the Philly Modern Quilt Guid had a special event with Denyse Schmidt.  It was a very inspiring night, where she shared her journey.  She is truly an artist!  I was lucky to see this quilt in person — and I was shocked the the size.  Very very tiny squares, compiled into a small baby quilt.  Once reading the directions in detail, I was surprised the steps are to cut the squares on the diagonal prior to sewing.  It may be due to the small size; however, I will probably start with the HST route for now.  Oh, and it may all look like dark blue/black solids at a first glance in her quilt — but she added some great prints and even some orangish prints that really add dimension and character to the quilt.  This will be another goal of mine to add a hint of fun to the quilt!  Either way, there will be another quilt added to my HST collection in the future.

 

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