China Doll

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The China Doll quilt block uses only the simplest of quilt patches -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles. These are the first units you will use when you are new to quiltmaking.

This is a five patch block (because it is designed on a 5 x 5 grid). However, for ease in the sewing, I choose to make it as an uneven nine patch for the reason that I like to work in "chunks" rather than row by row. It is a simple matter of preference on my part. You choose what is the best method for you.