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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Grandmother's Choice quilt block is a simple five patch block but is constructed as an uneven nine patch for ease in the sewing. The block features half square triangles in two different sizes. Other than that you need only squares and rectangles to make this block. Easy, peasy.
The two sample quilts illustrated are both set with the blocks on point with additional blank blocks to feature your skills at quilting. Enjoy!
Keeping it in the Family
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Father's Choice
~ Mother's Choice
~ Sister's Choice