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.

Halley's Comet

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Halley's Comet quilt block could be selected as a "study in half square triangles" -- at least in my mind. I'm always thinking as a teacher of quiltmaking, and so I like to instruct with blocks that are not the most commonly used. This cute pinwheel block is a fun one to make.

This five patch block is easy to construct, once you have sewn your half square triangle patches. I like to stitch blocks like this as an uneven nine patch, rather than sewing in five rows of five. I think it makes it easier to sew in what I call "chunks" instead of row by row -- but that is just me, so please use your preferred method and enjoy this striking quilt block.