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.

Little Boat

Free Quilt Block Pattern

For those of you looking to make a quilt for that little boy in your life -- look no further than the Little Boat quilt block. This simple block can allow you to use up some of that fabric stash you have been hoarding -- (oops, I must be speaking about myself, as I have a huge fabric stash!). Lots of colourful sails made using half square triangles can make this a really special quilt for that young man in your life.

The sample quilts illustrated feature a scrappy version and a quilt with extra blank blocks to show off your quilting skills. Let the fun begin!

More Sun and Surf blocks
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ By the Sea