More Half Square Triangle Patterns

11 Awesome Half Square Triangle Patterns for Quilts

One of my favorite quilting units is the half square triangle. To look at one, it does not look like anything fancy, but when added to a quilt block, or laid out on its own, it takes on a whole new life. Because I love them so much, I decided to do a follow-up to my previous post on various layouts for this versatile block. So here they are, 11 More Half Square Triangle Patterns.

Take a look and see which one(s) you like the best. I know I have a favorite.

The humble half square triangle

Want to see all of the layouts in one place? Here they are. The video even includes a quick tutorial on how to make a half square triangle.

Half Square Triangle Patterns

Block specifications for these photos

If you want to make one of these small quilts for yourself here is the info.

  • The half square triangle units measure 3 1/2″ square
  • With the exception of one layout, there are 64 units in each layout (8 across and 8 down)
  • The finished quilt should measure approximately 24″ square

Twinkling Star

A larger version of the old Hunter’s star block, this layout is a stunner.

Freeform

This is just about the easiest layout you can do with half square triangles. Just lay them out any which way and when you come up with a look you like, sew them together.

Deck of Cards

Visually striking, this layout has a nice symmetry to it.

Optical Illusion

At first glance it looks like arrows, but the lines are slightly offset and that gives the pattern some movement.

Geometric

In my opinion, the layout of the half square triangles in this pattern gives it a southwestern appearance and draws the eye to the center of the design.

Vortex

This design will make your head spin a bit, and it is quite bold.

Hourglass

The hourglass, another classic half square triangle pattern.

A traditional layout, the hourglass pattern is easy to make and looks great.

Spinning Wheels

One of the busier options, the spinning wheels are a bold graphic design.

Herringbone

The classic herringbone half square triangle pattern

A classic across all design genres, the herringbone pattern is simple yet stunning.

Arrows

Simple, yet spectacular, this layout goes together in a snap.

Twists and Turns

Who knew the simple half square triangle unit could lead to such twists and turns?!

11 Awesome Half Square Triangle Patterns for Quilts

Even More Half Square Triangle Patterns

If you love these ideas, then you will love the other 16 half square triangle patterns I laid out in my other article.

Half Square Triangle Patterns

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