Monday, April 8, 2013

HS Triangles

It's a rainy day here.  A great day to start a new project.  After a couple of long days teaching this weekend I had my evenings to sit and design.  My new project has a number of half square triangles in it.  Below are some pictures of the method I decided to use to make them today.

I chose my two fabrics, cut them into 8" squares and drew an X on the lighter fabric diagonally twice.  These will become cutting lines but first I need to sew 1/4" on either side of both lines.

Here are the drawn lines and my sewing lines.  As you can tell I have not perfected my picture taking ability.

I will now cut the block through the center of the diagonal lines both ways and then cut apart on the solid diagonal lines.  This will produce 8 HS triangles.  They may or may not need to be trimmed to size.

I was making 3 1/2" unfinished triangles so I cut my squares at 8 inches to get the size I needed. 6" squares will produce 2 1/2" unfinished squares, 7" squares = 3" unfinished,  and so on.....

Friends from college are coming over to watch the basketball finals, Michigan U vs Louisville tonight.  As you can imagine the city of Ann Arbor is pretty excited.  I think I'll make a quick and easy dessert to have on hand.  

Cherry Dump Cake
Spread two cans of cherry pie filling into a 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle a yellow cake mix on top of the cherries.  Drizzle 2 sticks of butter over cake mix and sprinkle chopped nuts on the top.  Bake at 350 for an hour.

May your day be filled with laughter and love,


  1. That cake sounds amazingly yummy and too easy not to try!!

  2. Thanks for the half squares math tips and the Cherry Dump Cake. Dan is a big cherry pie fan and I think this might work and I don't have to make pie crust!