I'm on to my next scrappy project, using up some dark reds and golds I'd set aside to use together. I decided to make a simple one-block quilt and let the colors and fabrics do the work.
I love half-square triangles. They're easily constructed and can be set in many different ways. For this quilt I decided to go with a setting where the darks and lights form alternating diamonds.
My tip is to press one of the colors in half along the diagonal--it doesn't matter which color you use, but I chose the lights. This is the guide line I use to stitch a 1/4 inch seam along each side--no marking needed. After they're sewn, cut along the pressed line and you get 2 HSTs that can be trimmed to 6.5 inch squares.
So far the top is 36 x 48," but I've got more scraps for the border to make this into a generous-sized throw.