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.

Red Cross

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Well the name made it obvious what colour I just had to include for the cross -- and naturally it is red.

This simple five patch quilt block is comprised of squares, rectangles and half square triangles, so if a perfect choice for a beginner quilter.

The fun begins as you play around with layouts for your quilt. As shown in the two sample quilts illustrated, you can create a very different look just by placement of the block and whether the blocks are set side by side, or on point. Now it is over to you.