The half square triangle block is probably the simplest block in this entire sampler quilt. We’re simply going to lay the blocks out in a checkerboard pattern and stitch them together. I thought it might be good to have an easy block so everyone had time to get caught up!
Today’s post is block 8 in our layer cake sampler quilt. We’ll be sharing a new block every other week for the first half of this year, and when the project is finished, you’ll have a gorgeous 72”x90” quilt to enjoy. To make the complete quilt, you’ll need 1 patterned layer cake and 1 solid white layer cake. We picked the Lil’ Red layer cake by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda fabrics for the sample quilt.
Supplies Needed for today’s block:
2 contrasting patterned layer cake squares and 2 background layer cake squares, made into half square triangles as described here.
- All seam allowances are a scant ¼.”
- Align a fabric A triangle and a Fabric B triangle, one on top of the other, with the triangles going in the same direction. Make four with Fabric A on top, and four with Fabric B on top.
- Stack two of the same block on top of each other and stitch together. You should have two strips of each type. (Surprisingly, this step is harder to explain in words than to just show in a photo!)
- Align a strip from step 3 that has a fabric A square on top with a strip that has a fabric B square on top, and stitch together along the long sides. Make two of these blocks.
- Stitch the two blocks from step 4 together to finish off the Half Square Triangle Block.
If you’re catching up on our half-square triangle quilt, here are the previous weeks’ blocks:
Week 1: Chainsaw Block
Week 2: Ask for Directions Block
Week 3: Parallelograms Block
Week 4: Missouri Star Block
Week 5: Pinwheel Block
Week 6: Herringbone Block
Week 7: Time Turner Block