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.

Swamp Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Swamp Patch quilt block is made with exactly the same patches as the Swamp Angel quilt block. The only difference is that an additional colour has been added to this block. See if you can spot the difference.

Both of the sample quilts shown here have the individual quilt blocks laid out on point, but with very different results. There is no end to the interesting variations you can create in your own quilt, with fabric choices and different ways to set the blocks.

Similiar Blocks:
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Ornate Star