|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Wheel Frame quilt block is designed on a 5 unit grid, so that it easily makes a 10" quilt block. (Note that I have also given you instructions for a 7 1/2" block as well as a 5" block).
This quilt block is a good choice when you are moving on from the beginning stages of your quiltmaking journey, as it includes both half square triangles as well as the quarter square triangle units. What is interesting is that, in this particular block, these quarter square and half square triangles are put together to form a unit which is often called a three-quarter square triangle patch. (See if you can pick these units out.) The block is sewn together as an uneven nine patch because the sections are not all the same size.
More "Wheel" quilt blocks
~ Wheel in the Road
~ Wheel of Fortune
~ Roulette Wheel