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.

Ornamental Tile

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ornamental Tile quilt block is a little more challenging than some blocks -- only because of the layout of the individual pieces that make the four pieced units in the block. They are not difficult to construct, but care must be taken for accurate quarter inch seam allowances so that the pieces do not become distorted.

Once the pieced patches are created, the rest of the construction of this uneven nine patch quilt block is a breeze.

The next step is playing around with quilt layouts to find what pleases you. The sample quilts illustrated give you just two of the many designs that could be made with this quilt block.