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.

Minnesota Cross

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Minnesota Cross quilt block is an easy block featuring only basic patches -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles. This quilt block is technically a five patch (as it is designed on a 5 x 5 grid), but it is sewn as an uneven nine patch.

The colours in this block were chosen as they are representative of those of Minnesota State University.

The two sample quilts are both designed on point with very different outcomes. I chose to reverse two of the colours in several of the blocks for the quilt shown on the right to see a new effect.