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.

Love in the Mist

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Love in the Mist quilt block was a new one to me -- and as is my practice -- I immediately began simplifying it to reduce the number of seams. The look of the end result is the same -- it just is less bulky.

This nine patch quilt block is an easy one to make featuring half square triangles and square in a square patches.

The two sample quilts illustrated show blocks set side by side and in an on point layout.