Half Square Triangles


The half square triangle unit is probably the most commonly used patch in a quilt block -- well it is second only to the square. It is made simply with two triangles, filling up half the square each -- hence the name. Take a quick look through this website, or in any quilting magazine, and you will start to notice that this half square triangle, regardless of its size, is present in more quilts than not.

Nine Patch Star
Noon and Light

Northumberland Star
Odd Fellow's Chain
Ohio Star in Flight

Oklahoma Twister
Old Fan
Old Maid's Puzzle


Opposites Attract
Ornamental Tile
Ornate Star
Pall Mall

Peony and Forget-Me-Not
Peony Basket
Peony Nine Patch


Pink Magnolia
Pinwheel Star