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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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Desert highway is a simple block using the most common quilt patches -- the square and the half square triangle.
Even though this block is technically a five patch design, I have chosen to construct this block as an uneven nine patch, simply because I am not a fan of sewing individual rows together. However, do not hesitate to construct your block in rows if that is your preference.