If there’s one thing any quilter should know how to do, it’s half square triangles. You can make practically anything with half square triangles.
Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company shows that to be true with her rendition of the Colorado block.
The Colorado quilt block is incredibly easy to make, in part because it’s made entirely of such an easy base block. Such easy technique for such an intricate result? Count me in.
The arrangement is what really makes this thing different from other quilts: it almost forms a heart-shaped block with a slight lean to it, and it looks beautiful.
If you want to be able to make the exact Colorado block Jenny makes, this is what you’ll need:
What I like so much about this quilt top is its way of pulling together a ton of different elements: the center section looks a bit like a pinwheel, and all 16 pieces are the easy half square triangles.
Once you arrange the pieces and stitch them together, the finished top looks incredibly intricate and is something you’ll want to show off to all of your friends, guaranteed.
Watch Jenny put this quilt together in the video below then give it a whirl yourself!