|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
I was watching the Disney movie The Little Mermaid recently and then a few days later just happened on a quilt block called Mermaid's Hair. This seemed to be a sign that I should make a pattern for this quilt block. Naturally, I incorporated Ariel's hair and fin colours as part of my colour scheme.
This five patch block is a good learning experience to practice your half square triangles. The only other basic shape used is the square, so the construction is pretty simple. I chose to construct the block as an uneven nine patch as I think it is easier to sew than using five rows of five, but you may opt for sewing in rows as your chosen method, and that is fine as well.
~ Cain and Abel
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Sister's Choice