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.

By the Sea

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The By the Sea quilt block is a good choice for a beginner quilter as it uses only the two most common patches -- the square and the half square triangle. This five patch block is constructed as an uneven nine patch because I feel that is an easier method for construction.

The colour choices here are (in my mind), reflective of the sand, surf and sunset on a beach by the sea.

The sample quilts illustrated both show the blocks set on point. The left quilt features many whole blocks as well as partial blocks, separated by sashing strips. The quilt shown on the right adds additional colour by using blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills.

More Sun and Surf blocks
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Little Boat