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.

Salt Water Taffy

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I used the obvious colour scheme to create this Salt Water Taffy quilt block -- that colour scheme being what I would see on the seashore. This five patch block is an easy one to get you started on your quiltmaking journey.

This block is constructed as an uneven nine patch as I find that the simplest construction method for most five patch blocks, despite the name.

The sample quilts illustrated are both laid out with blocks set on point, but they differ slightly as one has sashing strips to separate the blocks with setting triangles along the outside edge -- for a place to feature your quilting skills. The second quilt is made using blocks and partial blocks to complete the whole space. Enjoy!