BLOCKS by SIZE 5" Quilt Blocks

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.

Auld Lang Syne

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Auld Lang Syne quilt block is naturally a perfect choice for a quilt to celebrate a new year. It is also a good choice when you are in the mood to practice your piecing skills to make half square triangles, and use quarter square triangle cut pieces to create an often underused patch (in my opinion) called the three quarter square triangle.

This five patch block is constructed, for ease, as an uneven nine patch.

The two sample quilts illustrated both use an on point setting of the blocks, but with very different results. The use of sashing strips and/or blank blocks and setting triangles give that extra pop of colour to the quilts.