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.
Cain and Abel
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Cain and Abel quilt block is a five patch block as it is built on a 5 X 5 square. However, it is sewn together as an uneven nine patch as the construction is easier.
This quilt block is easy to make, containing only squares and half square triangles. I have included instructions for making four different sizes of this quilt block.
The sample quilts illustrated show how different two quilts with all the same blocks can be when you create your heirloom.
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Mermaid's Hair
~ Sister's Choice