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.

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)