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.

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.