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.

Rolling Pin

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rolling Pin quilt block is an easy nine patch and introduces the quilter to the flying geese patch and the square in a square unit.

This block is a good choice for learning how to use half square triangles in a patch differently than making a single square using the two triangles, as is the most common practice.

The sample quilts illustrated give you suggestions for using just the block, set side-by-side or adding additional plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.

See also
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel