HST Squared – A Free Quilt Pattern!

Mom and I have been hard at work on a new pattern and we’re excited to show it to you and we are offering this quilt pattern to you for free!

We’re calling it “HST Squared.”  What is noteworthy about this quilt pattern is that The HST Squared features HST units turned on point, and as a result, we laid them out in a way to create a “squared” or “framed” look by alternating printed frames with white frames.

HST Squared – Fabric Selection

What’s awesome about this quilt is all the different fabrics you can use!  Our quilt features Annabel Wrigley’s Maribel Collection.

The colors are bright, modern, fun, and vibrant.  We paired the Maribel collection with Riley Blake’s “Snow.”  As a result, the white is crisp and soft and it makes the collection really pop!

Best of all, we have One Maribel Fat Quarter Bundle available for sale in our shop!

 

HST Squared – HST Units

All the HST units consist of half printed fabric and half white.  You need 142 HST units for a 45” x 55” quilt.  Sounds like a lot, right?  There are many ways to create HST’s, but we found the “trimming” method to be the best and most efficient HST process for us.  You can find all the how-to’s in our pattern.

HST Squared – Half Triangle Units

In addition to the (142) HST Units, you will need half triangles to set at the ends of your rows and at the corners of your quilt.  For this quilt pattern you will need (20) triangles in the printed fabric and (20) triangles in white.  Our pattern will show you how to cut and set those triangles.

The HST Squared Layout

The toughest part about this quilt is the layout!  Therefore, to get the on-point HST Squared layout, we opted to create our quilt’s rows at a diagonal – which goes against our usual linear thinking.

HST Squared – A Free Quilt Pattern!

But we managed to conquer the layout confustion as we laid out all our units first on our “design floor” to make sure they were all turned the correct way.  Furthermore, we made sure all the units in a row were pressed in the same direction – this is key!  This process probably sounds complicated at first, but once you start laying out your units, you will find your rhythm.

***HELPFUL TIP*** To stay organized, we labeled our rows with numbers and sewed the units together.

The HST Squared Quilting and Binding

For the quilt’s back, we opted for the larger print floral from the collection and we quilted this quilt in our favorite quilting style – simple straight lines along the diagonals.

 

And for the binding, the navy geometric fabric worked beautifully to frame up our HST Squared quilt.

Our quilt pattern only comes in one size: 45” x 55”, but you can definitely modify the HST squares’ sizes to suit your needs.  Our pattern will give you fabric requirements and clear instructions on how to create this quilt.  You do need some beginner quilting experience, but with a little patience and practice, you can create this quilt.

HST Squared Finished Quilt Available in Our Shop

We have listed this beautifully finished quilt in our Etsy shop.  Our quilts make awesome and unique gifts!

We hope you enjoy our HST Squared quilt pattern and would love to see what you create!  Do you have any fabric collections in mind that you’d like to see in this pattern?

Have a great week!

Jenn and Linda

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