As a general rule, an intermediate block is rarely more difficult to make -- it just contains more pieces and therefore more seams. This is the reason that it is important that you can sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Once you have mastered a precise seam allowance, you will have no difficulty in sewing the majority of quilt blocks.

Joseph's Coat

Free Quilt Block Pattern

With a name like Joseph's Coat for this quilt block, well you know I just had to make it a scrappy version with lots of colourful fabrics. The block features a light background fabric and is anchored with a dark fabric in specific locations, to give the eye a rest from all of the colours.

This block is technically a five patch as it is built on a 5 x 5 grid. However, it is constructed as an uneven nine patch due to the placement of the cut pieces. The use of both half square triangles and quarter square triangles are necessary in order to keep bias edges away from the outer edges of the patches. As a bonus you also get to practice your square in a square patches.

I had such fun creating the sample quilt layouts that I have illustrated four different variations for your enjoyment!

More "Biblical" Quilt Blocks
~ Cain and Abel
~ David and Goliath
~ Garden of Eden
~ King David's Crown