As you may have noticed I am a complete sucker for quilt blocks and their names. I couldn’t resist making a quilt block called Hither and Yon, even if I’m not sure why it’s called that!
It’s a very simple quilt block, made using half square triangles only and I made four just to see how they would interact together. I have made 8″ blocks.
six 2.7/8″ squares in dark blue and white fabric
two 2.7/8″ squares in light blue and white fabric
Making the quilt block
The half square triangles are made by placing a blue square right sides together with a white square. Mark a line along the diagonal, sew a seam 1/4″ either side of the line and cut along the line. This produces two half square triangle units. Repeat with all the squares.
Arrange the squares in four rows of four squares. The dark blue triangles form a large triangle along each edge as well as being in each corner. The light blue triangles are arranged to form a square in the centre.
Sew the squares together in pairs and then fours across each row. Sew the rows together to complete the hither and yon quilt block.
Although this is a pretty enough block in its own right, I had hoped that it would form new patterns when several were joined together. I couldn’t find a layout that looked sensible other than the one on the right, but that would make a great quilt