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.

Z Cross

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Z Cross is the perfect block for a beginner quilter. It is made entirely of the most commonly used patches -- squares and half square triangles.

Although this quilt block is technically a five patch (meaning it is created on a 5 x 5 grid), I found it easier to construct it as an uneven nine patch. However, please do not hesitate to construct it in rows, if that is your preference.