The Summer Scrap Elimination 2021: Week 2

Wow, last week was fun! Thank you for all the lovely responses about last week's pattern! I hope you will enjoy this week's project just as much.


This week we are working with a bunch of leftovers that can be used to make a 5" finished Half Square Triangle (HST) unit. For me, that means I'll be cutting my squares 5 7/8" x 5 7/8". However, if you are someone that prefers making your HSTs by squaring down from a larger size, feel free to cut your starting squares at 6" x 6" or your personal comfort size.


This project is not "block driven" but rather a single concept using HSTs and setting triangles. To make the size shown in this blog, use the numbers I have listed in the Fabric Requirements or resize this concept based on your own space and how many storage pockets you would like to have.


Cut List for This Project:

Medium Dark: 14 squares 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

Bright: 14 squares 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

Setting triangles : 6 squares 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"

Dark: 28 squares 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"




Step 1: With right sides together, layer the Medium Dark squares with the Bright squares. If you are using traditional piecing methods, draw a line from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Stitch 1/4" on either side of the drawn line and and then split the block apart on the line.


Press toward the darker fabric.









If you are using a seam guide as I prefer, split your layered squares prior to stitching and take care with your bias edges as you send these units through your machine.


If you have cut your initial squares larger than 5 7/8", trim your HST units to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".







Step 2: Create a layout of your HSTs, positioning them on point.


Cut the 6 squares you have chosen for setting triangles and add them to your layout as shown here. (You will have 1 HST unit left over with this arrangement).


Photograph your arrangement for reference.