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.

Baton Rouge Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

With a name like Baton Rouge Square, well I just had to throw some red into the block. In fact, I made it the background colour.

This five patch quilt block is a simple one to make as it contains only half square triangles and squares. Even though it is technically a five patch design, it is sewn as an uneven nine patch for ease in construction.

This quilt block is also a nice deviation from the regular 12" blocks that are so frequently seen. However, many quilters like the math in the 10" type of quilt blocks.

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