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.

David and Goliath

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The David and Goliath quilt block is an addition to my ever-growing collection of biblical blocks. This is a seven patch (since it is designed on a 7 x 7 grid), but I choose to construct it using my favourite method -- as an uneven nine patch. This method works in what I call "chunks" rather than sewing row-by-row. However, if the latter is your preference, then you choose which method is right for you.

The block features lots of half square triangles and flying geese patches, to keep you in practice.

The two sample quilts illustrated use standard layouts. One has blocks set side by side while the other uses an on point setting with sashing strips separating the blocks and a few blank blocks added in order to feature your quilting.

More "Biblical" Quilt Blocks
~ Cain and Abel
~ Garden of Eden
~ Joseph's Coat
~ King David's Crown