Half-Square Grande Quilt

Half-Square Grande by Malka Dubrawsky

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 64" x 64"

Rating : Confident Beginner

Designed By : Malka Dubrawsky

Here’s a surprise: this Half-square Triangle quilt is made of a single collection of fabric that provides a powerful color study and a graphic statement in its simplicity. At a distance, “Grande” reads as a large-scale interpretation of the traditional HST block. But a closer look reveals the seemingly complex construction to be an illusion. Broken into segments, the quilt is actually a Log Cabin.

Despite the simplicity of this quilt, there is a lot going on to keep the viewer engaged. Malka Dubrawsky designed the quilt to be constructed using basic HSTs and strips of a uniform width. The blocks and strips are arranged to create a diagonal change in colors from cool to warm and radiating change in value from center to edge.

Pure genius!

Download this quilt pattern plus a dozen more in the May/June issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 22 fat quarters*: 11 cool colors and 11 warm colors
  • 4 yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

*Fat Quarter =18″ x 20″

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