Squares and HSTs

I find a lot of my inspiration for quilts by searching eBay for vintage or antique quilts. This simple quilt caught my eye and I thought it would make a great quilt for a veteran in RWB.

Quilt size = 56×76

  • Alternate 4 inch finished squares with 4 inch finished half square triangles (both should be 4.5 inches with seam allowances)
  • Set blocks 11 across and 16 rows down
  • Inner border cut 2.5 inches
  • Outer border cut 4.5 inches

I’d go scrappy and use lots of different reds, whites, and blues.

If you wanted a borderless quilt like the inspiration one, you could just add 3 rows of blocks to the width and length setting them 14 rows across and 19 rows down to get a quilt the same size.

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(C) Mary Johnson – MaryQuilts.com – 2017

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