In the world of quilting, the quarter-square triangle block is easy to construct and forms the foundation of some terrific quilt patterns. Try some of these quarter-square triangle quilt patterns today!
About quarter-square triangle quilt blocks
Quarter-square triangles are a traditional square quilt block made up of four equal triangles. Any desired combination of fabrics can be used in piecing this block: two pairs of two fabrics, four different fabrics, or any other combination of one to four fabrics. Stitch some quarter-square triangle blocks together and you’ll have the beginnings of a new project.
By using a combination of light and dark fabrics in your quarter-square triangle blocks, you can create a lot of fun secondary designs in your quilts. The very popular Ohio Star block is actually composed of four quarter-square triangle blocks in combination with five same sized squares.
To begin, read our simple directions on how to piece quarter-square triangle blocks.
Ready to stitch up your own block? Here are some lovely quarter-square triangle quilt patterns to try!
Photo via A Quilting Life
Shine is a 64” by 72” sampler quilt that incorporates the quarter-square triangle block in its design. This quilt also features corner square triangle blocks and sashing posts, which create a secondary design. Use a variety of coordinated prints from one collection or scrappy fat quarters to make this intermediate-level quilt.
Photo via Bluprint member Coras Quilts
Autumn Ohio Star Wall Hanging
The Autumn Ohio Star wall hanging by Coras Quilts is a beginner-level wall hanging finishing at 34.5” by 34.5”. This pattern combines simple half-square triangle quilt blocks, quarter-square triangle blocks and easy appliqué in a fun layout. For variety, the pattern could be adapted to any season by using different themed appliqué blocks.
Photo via Bluprint member DianeMcGregor
Ohio Star Table Runner
The Ohio Star Table Runner is a FREE pattern from Bluprint designer DianeMcGregor. If you're looking for a "make it today" project, this quarter-square triangle quilt pattern is a terrific choice. The table runner finishes at 17.5” by 42.5” and is perfect for beginners. The table runner is made up of three Ohio Star blocks with simple sashing and borders combined for a classic look.
Photo via Bluprint member Heather Jones
The Ohio SuperNova quilt by Heather Jones is a fun, modern quilt with a twist using the quarter-square triangle block design. This bold, high-impact quilt features four large-sized quarter-square triangle quilt blocks with a stunning setting. Lots of background space lets the star design be the center of attention in this 72” by 72” quilt.
Photo via A Quilting Life
For a smaller size quarter-square triangle quilt pattern, you might like the Brocante pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. It's a lovely wall hanging or table topper quilt finishing at 35" by 35" . This small but stunning small quilt uses just two charm packs and some background fabric.