Here is another great example of what you can do with half square triangles. Sugar Bowl consists of squares and half square triangles.
School Girl's Puzzle is another great quilt block from my favorite quilt book, "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". When I look at this block, I see fish! Maybe that's because I just finished a nautical quilt for someone.
This is just a three fabric quilt. I used a busy floral and leaf print fabric that gives the quilt a modern feel. The second fabric is a soft peach and the third is a white on white print. The quilt block is not difficult, you have half square triangles, squares and triangles.
I used the School Girl's Puzzle quilt block to make a soft and sweat baby quilt. I think the quilt could have a totally different look if you used more solid fabrics. You could also use four fabrics to add contrast. I hope you give this block a try.
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.