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.

Peony Nine Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Peony Nine Patch quilt block is another to add to your collection of flower quilt blocks. This block is easy to construct and gives you more practice using quarter square triangles and half square triangles as cut pieces -- not as the usual completed square.

I chose to use a variety of fabrics for the "peonies" -- and tried to use colours that are found in nature. However, you may choose to make all of the blooms in the same colour.

The two sample quilts illustrated both give the impression of "plaid" when you step back and look from a distance. I just like how it all went together.

Related:
~ Peony and Forget Me Not
~ Peony Basket
~ More "Flower" Quilt Blocks