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.

Black-Eyed Susan

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Black-Eyed Susan is one of my favourite flowers so I thought it was time to create the pattern for that "little bit of sunshine".

For the most part in this pattern, I have used the "sew and flip" method of making the triangles in the corners of many of the patches. But -- you don't get off easy for the whole block! You will utilize some cut triangles -- using quarter square triangles and half square triangles together to create a patch that many quilters call the three quarter square triangle patch. So, all in all, this five patch quilt block is a learning experience for novice quilters.

The two sample quilts illustrated are designed using standard quilt layouts -- a side by side setting as well as an on point setting of the blocks.

As a side note: Don't feel that you are limited to the colours of a black-eyed susan flower. This pattern could be used for any number of flowers in your garden. All you have to do is switch up the colour palette. :-)