Free Quilt Patterns
Block of the Month Series
mini BOM block 5  
"Red & White Cross" Block
a half square triangle block

Bar of mini-blocks

September - BOM #5
black and white variation

This "Red & White Cross" block is listed in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns as block #1415 as a Nancy Cabot pattern. Although it is not necessarily listed as a pinwheel pattern, if you color the block in a pinwheel fashion, it becomes a pinwheel. This block can show amazing variation depending on color arrangement, including using a diagonal colorway. I've tried to show many variations in the 10 quilt tops. PLUS - I'm including 3 different "color pages" for quilt tops, 2 horizontal and one on point for you to play with using colored pencils.

   free quilt block of the month #5      

mini quilt block 5

If you need some help with tips on making Half Square Triangles, 
including how to use some of the quick sewing methods, see this article:

Half Square Triangles

 Back to Index of all Pinwheel BOM's here

Quilt blocks images were prepared by Susan Druding with Electric Quilt and PhotoImpact graphics program.

Susan Druding

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