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.

Cross Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Cross Patch quilt block uses only the simplest shapes in quiltmaking -- the square and the rectangle -- and as a result, could not be easier.

This block teaches you first how to construct a basic nine patch which is used in the centre of the block. Following that, you continue to sew the remaining sections as an uneven nine patch -- the process is the same as to construct the centre part, but the sections are uneven, hence the name.

All in all, this is a simple, yet effective quilt block to begin your quiltmaking journey. And -- the resultant quilts will surprise you with their striking designs. (One of the sample quilts I designed looks to me like a "plaid", and if you follow this website at all, you will know I do love a plaid.) Check out the design possibilities on the following page.