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.

Morning Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Morning Star quilt block is made entirely of squares and triangles. It is a another block that is built on the Ohio Star pattern.

There is nothing particularly difficult in the construction of this block except to be very conscious of keeping your seam allowance precise. This block allows you to be very creative with your colour choices and you can certainly branch out to use more selections than I have chosen to use in this sample.

The sample quilts shown illustrate two very different end results, simply by changing the layout of the quilt block and choosing different colour values for the borders and/or background fabrics.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square