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.

Lady of the Lake

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Looking at the Lady of the Lake quilt block may make you think that it looks familiar -- and rightly so. There is a subtle difference between this block and the Opposites Attract quilt block - mainly in the corners.

Both of these five patch quilt blocks are fun to work with as you can make so many different looks in your quilts. On the surface the block looks pretty boring, but by switching up the direction of the block and its placement, you can achieve any number of looks. Then, by using up your scrap stash, other possibilities and looks arise.

For this quilt block, I have included two pages of quilt layouts -- one page using only two colours and the other page creating scrappy quilts. Now it is your turn to come up with some interesting heirlooms of your own.

Related - Opposites Attract

More Sun and Surf blocks
~ Sandy Dunes
~ By the Sea
~ Little Boat