|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.
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