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.

Corn and Beans

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Corn and Beans quilt block has been around for many years. It is a four patch pattern, that is usually made using two opposite colour groupings in the four quadrants of the block.

The quilt block is made entirely of triangles, using different sized half square triangle units. It is an easy block, but care must be taken in order to achieve the desired precision.

The two sample quilt layout show what a varied end result you can achieve by placing the quilt blocks in an entirely different manner. Let the experimentation begin!