We’re so excited to share our new pattern, Half Square America, with you! With both of us being military wives, this is an idea we’ve been wanting to get out for quite some time. The pattern is now available for download on Craftsy or Payhip and we will be donating 50% of every pattern sale to Service Dogs for Heroes.
We’ll be hosting a casual sew along for the next month and will also be collecting blocks to make a quilt (or hopefully quilts!) to donate to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Read on for more information about the pattern and how to participate in the sew a long or charity quilt project!
This modern patriotic take on a half square triangle block can be made without the star using traditional piecing only or with the star by using a combination of traditional piecing and foundation paper piecing. It is designed for the advanced beginner with basic knowledge of quilt block piecing and some paper piecing experience.
Make a single block into a hotpad or mug rug, make four blocks into a mini quilt, pillow or table runner, or make a full quilt perfect for summer picnics and firework watching!
The pattern includes directions for making the 11.5″ finished block, along with multiple quilt layouts with fabric requirements and cutting & piecing directions for each.
Half Square America Sew A Long & Charity Quilt
We hope you’ll sew a long with us as we continue making blocks for our own projects, as well as for the donation quilt. There are no specific rules or guidelines for the sew a long, simply make some blocks, post some photos and inspire and motivate each other! Make your own quilt, a small decor project, a gift for a veteran, or simply some blocks to donate. Please share your photos with the hashtags #halfsquareamerica, #HSASAL, and #sariella.
There will be some fun prizes to win along the way simply for participating. Anyone who posts a photo with the hashtags will be eligible, and we will share more about those here and on social media as we go.
The SAL will run through July 31 and we will continue to accept donation blocks through this date as well. If you are interested in donating a block or blocks, please send us a message through our Contact page and we will send you all the specifics! Please be sure to contact us BEFORE making your donation blocks to ensure you are making the correct version that we need. Thank you!
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Keep in mind the stars and stripes do not have to be red, white & blue! Check out this fun version we made using Alison Glass Seventy Six fabric. So many fun possibilities. Here are just a few quick mockups we did using this single block.
We’re so excited to see what you do with this pattern and will be sharing some additional project ideas and pattern variations here over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
xoxo, nikki & sari
(Update: check out this post for half square america quilts kits and other links to our favorite red, white and blue fabrics!)