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.

Union Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Union Square quilt block is one of many that is based on the Ohio Star block. Union Square dresses up the corners of this nine patch. Below, you will find links to other quilt blocks that are similar, but still uniquely their own.

The sample quilts illustrated use basic layouts -- one quilt set on point and the second one has blocks set side by side. This simple change up gives a totally different look.

Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star