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.

Cupid's Arrow Point

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Cupid's Arrow Point quilt block is one to choose for a variety of reasons:
~ You want to make a larger block
~ You want to practice some of the patches you don't use all the time -- like quarter square triangles, flying geese and the square in a square patch.
~ You just want to try something a little different
~ and finally ... you want to make a special block for your Valentine

This quilt block is constructed first as individual patches, then as "chunks" and finally as an uneven nine patch. So all in all it is a great learning tool.

The sample quilts illustrated use the standard side by side setting with sashing and an on point setting, giving similar but still very different results.