I was searching around for something mindless to do this morning and I found the left over triangles from Mariah's quilt.
So, I decided to cut them down into a half square triangle unit.
I lay the long edge on the 45° angle of my square ruler.
The triangles turned out slightly different sizes, so I measured the largest one and it was 6½" (on the short side of the triangles), so I cut 6½" white squares and then cut them in half.
These, I took to the sewing machine and folded a white and colored triangle in half and made a crease.
I then pinned the creases together. That way, it didn't matter if the white triangle was larger than the colored triangle. [Note: Be very careful when sewing/handling these units. The edges are very stretchy. This is one of the places where I'm really glad I have a stiletto. It keeps me from having to manipulate the edges very much.]
I sewed them together, pressed them, and trimmed them.
I took two of the half square triangle units and place them right sides together with the colored half across from the white half and vice versa. I lined the seams up perfectly so everything lays flat.
I cut the units in half and sewed them together.
When I finished, I had two perfect hour glass units (aka quarter square triangles).
I trimmed mine to ½" increments so I could use them in scrap quilts.
A perfect way to spend a cloudy day.
Hope you're having a quilty day!