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.

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.