Hey Everyone, welcome back to Technique Tuesday.
Last week I started talking about the different border designs that can be created with only half square triangles. If you missed that post then check out border designs made with half square triangles – part 1 and see what great designs were presented last week.
Did you come up with any? Tell me in the comments!
The rest of the designs are just as interesting and make great borders for wall hangings, table runners, baby quilts and larger bed quilts. There is so much flexibility with these half square triangle borders; I just love them.
Here are the other five that you have been waiting all week for. Plus a bonus one which I do believe is my favourite.
Pyramid Half Square Triangle Border
A nice little border that would certainly outline the centre very nicely. Either colour would look great as the pyramid – just flip it over and the gold is the pointing in the other direction.
Diamonds Half Square Triangle Border
This border is created by putting four half square triangles together to create a square – the great thing is that the inside square looks like it is on point hence the diamond shape. This one can also have the gold and rust positions swapped so the diamond is gold and surrounded by the rust fabrics. As an added bonus, this border comes together super quick if you make two pyramid border strips and then sew them together.
Zigzag Half Square Triangle Border
This design reminds me of rick rack and that easy zigzag baby quilt I made.
Diagonal Stripes Half Square Triangle Border
Looks a bit like a barber shop pole.
Chevron with a Goose Half Square Triangle Border
A little bit different design. It could also be called an hour glass with a goose. Just depends how you look at it and what your eye sees first. Remember, you can play with the colours and values to influence what your audience sees first.
Slanted Percent Sign Half Square Triangle Border
Michael came up with the name and I like it. It is so much fun playing with the different configurations.
So there you have it – my eleven designs that I came up with. How many more did you come up with? I am sure there are many more seeing how those half square triangles are just so versatile.
Now what to do with all of these half square triangles – I can’t put them back in the bag.