Half-Rectangle Triangles

Thank you so much everyone for your feedback on my last quilt-life balance post! It was nice to hear how many of you moms understand what I'm going through. I also got some fun ideas from some of your suggestions, and simply enjoyed the brainstorming that happened because of them! The biggest change you'll see around here for the moment is just that I'll be more of a slow blogger (maybe a few times a month) for awhile - at least until life around these parts get a little easier, and the kiddos get a little older :). That way, I can focus on what I love the most - projects, patterns, tutorials, and teaching others! So for today, I'm excited to share with you these HRT paper-piecing patterns. Yes, you can making HRTs in a variety of ways, but since I love paper piecing, this is my drill. No surprises there!

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half-rectangle triangles

There are four sizes (4" x 8", 3" x 6", 2" x 4", and 1" x 2") with patterns for each in two orientations (ie, the diagonal line going from upper left to lower right in one, and lower left to upper right in the other). Unlike HST blocks, you can't simply rotate them to achieve every orientation, so it's great to have both options provided for in the pattern.

Hopefully I'll be able to get some photos of the quilt I made with it soon, but for now, here's a wip photo: