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.

Desert Highway

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Desert highway is a simple block using the most common quilt patches -- the square and the half square triangle. 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.

The sample quilts illustrated give you some idea for how to make your own personal heirloom. Layouts shown are set on point and blocks side by side. However, don't be limited to these examples. There is no end to the way you can create your quilt.