Five Patch quilt blocks are usually used when you are working out the measurements for your quilt in units of fives or tens -- and are a favourite of many. The math is simple and fast. These quilt blocks are designed on a grid of 25 -- 5 patches by 5 patches -- hence the name.

Peony Basket

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I can't see the logic in the name Peony Basket for this quilt block, but then I was not the person who chose the name. So, that being said, this is a easy quilt block to make and perfect for those quilters who like 10" blocks. The components of this block are squares, rectangles and half square triangles -- all very common units and easy to work with.

Even though this quilt block is sewn together as a nine patch, it is created on a five patch grid, and so I have included it in that category as well.

The two sample quilts illustrated show that even though this block might not have a 'masculine' name, by selecting darker colours, the man in your life will love this quilt.

Related:
~ Peony and Forget Me Not
~ Peony Nine Patch
~ More "Flower" Quilt Blocks