Monday, December 02, 2013

Modern Half-Square Triangle Quilt-a-Long Block 65

Welcome! If you are just joining us, information about materials can be found here, and here are the previous blocks: Block 1Block 2Block 3Block 4Block 5Block 6Block 7Block 8Block 9Block 10Block 11Block 12Block 13, Block 14Block 15Block 16Block 17Block 18Block 19Block 20Block 21Block 22Block 23Block 24Block 25Block 26Block 27Block 28Block 29Block 30Block 31Block 32Block 33Block 34Block 35Block 36, Block 37Block 38Block 39Block 40Block 41Block 42Block 43Block 44Block 45Block 46Block 47Block 48, Block 49Block 50Block 51Block 52Block 53Block 54Block 55Block 56Block 57Block 58Block 59Block 60block 61Block 62Block 63Block 64.

Block 65

8 3.5" squares of Color A
8 3.5" squares of Color B

*note* these are the essential materials for each block, so you can cut several blocks worth of fabric at once to save time!

Create your blocks, following the same procedure as last week. If you need help making your blocks, please see this post. You should end up with 16 2.5" squares. Ready to lay out your block? Here we go!


ROW 2 (sorry for the blur!)



After you have sewn your squares into rows, press your seams. I like to press odd numbered rows to the left, and even to the right. It helps to use a small piece of paper to number your rows. I like the tiny post-it notes. 

After pressing, you are ready to sew your rows together! Pin, if necessary, but I find that these short rows don't require pinning.

Block 65

Press one final time, and voila! Another finished block! Only 7 to go! Remember to add your blocks to our flickr group!

Please, if you have questions, email me at knitnlit AT gmail DOT com, or make sure you leave your email address in your comment. I've had several folks ask questions in the comments, but if you are a no-reply commenter, I can't email you back.


  1. It seems like one hsq is in there wrong?

  2. I just came across this QAL, looking for HST blocks. What a great source you've found! I've been enjoying browsing all you've been working on (the end is in sight; must be exciting!).

    You've rotated one square in this block, it seems. Far right block, second from bottom row, should be turned 90-degrees counter clockwise. I might just leave it though. It can be a puzzle within the quilt, like the duplicate block in the inspiration quilt.