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.

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