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For those quilters wanting a little more of a challenge, five inch quilt blocks might be the answer -- smaller blocks usually means more blocks to make. Another reason for using five inch blocks is to create a secondary pattern. By using 4 blocks and rotating each of them, you get a different larger quilt block. These larger blocks can then be laid out in variety of ways to make some very interesting original designs.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Alaska Homestead quilt block is a simple five patch design and could be used as a first block if you are new to quiltmaking. It features only half square triangles and square patches.
I chose to use a colour scheme that represents Alaska -- the navy and yellow from the state flag and the periwinkle colour for the state flower -- the forget-me-not.
For additional ease in the making of this block, I have written the instructions to construct it as an uneven nine patch, as I prefer to work in"chunks" rather than sew row by row, but feel free to sew in your chosen method.
Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Churn Dash
~ Monkey Wrench
See Also: More Cities and Places Quilt Blocks