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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
You might think you recognize the Rolling Stone quilt block as it seems so familiar. Well, you are right -- it is made of all the same components as the Rolling Pin block, but the some of the patches are placed in a different direction, and the placement of the colours makes all the difference in the new look of the Rolling Stone block.
(It might be fun to try out making a two block quilt using these two blocks. Look for that in the future as this is one of my plans going forward.)
This quilt block uses a familiar patch -- the flying geese unit and also makes good use of the less common patch -- the square in a square.
The sample quilts illustrated show settings of the blocks side by side as well as on point with additional blank blocks to show off your quilting skill.
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Wheel