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.

Tea Rose

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Tea Rose quilt block looked familiar to me and then I realized it is similar to Bear's Paw block, but it is a little more work. See if you can spot the difference between the two blocks.

This seven patch block is still very easy to construct as it contains only the simplest of patches used in quilt making ... squares, rectangles and half square triangles. With patience and care to sew a precise quarter inch seam allowance, this block will go together in no time.

The two sample quilts illustrated give very different looks, so your quilt design is only limited to your imagination. Enjoy!

Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Bear's Paw
~ Bear's Paw Variation
~ Best Friends
~ Black Tie Event
~ Doves in the Window