These beautiful Asian fabrics were recently donated to our Quilt Ministry. They are printed with gold highlights, rich colors and gorgeous details. I used an easy to stitch Half Square Triangle design that consists of a mirror image setting and uses only four different fabrics (the 3 shown in the first picture above and one more dark navy-gold print). This lap sized quilt has 96 five inch (finished size) square blocks . The overall size is 40″ by 60″.
At our quilt ministry group we received a donation of a bag full of 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ triangle blocks. Not wanting to let them go to waste, I took the bag home and started playing around with them. Using a 9 patch design with a solid square in the middle created a star block. These star blocks were then stitched together resulting in a secondary design of a pieced square block between each star. The quilt really needed a border fabric to tie it all together and I ended up using a narrow cream fabric with a nice red print which emphasized all the red triangles. It was fun to save the bag of scraps from the trash pile and end up with something useful- a lap sized quilt to be given to a person in need.