Half square triangles are far from my favorite thing to do, but I love this quilt! It really wasn't as bad as I always make HST out to be. I might even make another one. This fabric is all from JoAnns, yep it was the quilter's showcase line that goes on sale for $2.50 a yard! I have used it before and it makes a lovely quilt. Feels and looks just like fabric that costs more. The white is Kona, as I only use Kona. I guess I'm a Kona snob. My daughter has a quilt made from purples and greens quilter's showcase fabric and it is holding up to washings and wear very nicely. The back reminds me of a present and was a slightly different way to put it together. Love it!