Five Patch quilt blocks are usually used when you are working out the measurements for your quilt in units of fives or tens -- and are a favourite of many. The math is simple and fast. These quilt blocks are designed on a grid of 25 -- 5 patches by 5 patches -- hence the name.

Brighton Beach

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Brighton Beach quilt block is a five patch block (meaning it is created using a 5 x 5 grid). However, rather than sew the block in five rows of five, I prefer to construct is as an uneven nine patch as I find that an easier method.

This is am easy block and is a good choice for beginners. You will learn about making half square triangles and flying geese - two of the most commonly used patches in quilt making.

The sample quilts illustrated give you ideas of setting your quilt blocks side by side (which produces a subtle secondary pattern of pinwheels, or I have also chosen to set the blocks on point with sashing strips and blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills.