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.

Doves in the Window

Free Quilt Block Pattern

For those of you who are looking for larger blocks, the Doves in the Window quilt block might be just the choice you need. (But I didn't forget those of you who love to create miniature blocks, so I have included cutting measurements for a 7" quilt block as well.)

This seven patch quilt block (which I chose to construct as an uneven nine patch block) could be a "sister" to the more commonly used Bear's Paw block because it uses all the same pieces -- they are just laid out with a slight difference.

This quilt block can be considered as both an easy or challenging block to make. It all depends on the precision of your seam allowance, since there are many individual pieces. However, none of the components are difficult to make.

Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Bear's Paw
~ Best Friends
~ Black Tie Event
~ Tea Rose