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.

Midnight Pinwheel

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Midnight Pinwheel quilt block is a five patch block (so named because it is designed on a 5 x 5 grid) containing, squares, half square triangles and flying geese patches.

Rather than construct the block as five rows of five patches, I prefer to sew it as an uneven nine patch for the simple reason that I like to work with "chunks" rather than in rows. However, do not let my method sway you. Choose your favourite sewing method.

The sample quilts illustrated are both designed on point but look very different. I also chose to use mitred borders on one quilt just to keep the colour blocking going. I would be very interested in seeing your finished design one day!