Five Patch quilt blocks are usually used when you are working out the measurements for your quilt in units of fives or tens -- and are a favourite of many. The math is simple and fast. These quilt blocks are designed on a grid of 25 -- 5 patches by 5 patches -- hence the name.

English Wedding Ring

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The English Wedding Ring quilt block is based on a 5 by 5 grid, so the math is easy. This block can be sewn as a five patch or in the manner I have chosen to construct it -- as an uneven nine patch. Neither method is correct -- just a preference.

This quilt block contains only two different quilt patches -- the square and the half square triangle. These two patches are the most commonly used units in quilting.

The sample quilts illustrated show two entirely different looks, just by setting the blocks either as a straight setting or on point. Different fabric choices for all the finishing touches also contribute to the very different end results.

Related - Wedding Ring - (the different placement of colours yields a different quilt)