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.

Wheel of Fortune

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Wheel of Fortune quilt block is a simple nine patch that contains an interesting (and often forgotten) patch. That patch is often referred to as a three-quarter square triangle unit as it contains three triangles that fill a square. The patch uses both a half square triangle and two quarter square triangles which make up the final patch.

There is really nothing difficult in the construction of this quilt block so it is a good choice for beginner quilters. Colour choices can make a big different in the final effect, depending on whether you choose a light or dark background fabric for the block.

The sample quilts illustrated use the basic layouts chosen by quilters for hundreds of years -- the straight set of the blocks or the on point setting with extra plain blocks to feature your quilting skills.

More "Gambling" Theme Blocks:
~ Casino Royale
~ Road to Vegas
~ Roll of the Dice
~ Roulette Wheel