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Category: 5 x 5 Grids

This is the archive listing of all Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library assigned to the Patterns Category having a 5×5 grid.

Domino Chicken Foot Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident beginner

The Domino Chicken Foot Quilt Block if a five patch block, colored in such a way to form a square in the middle. The "feet" of the block form elongated hexagons around the squares when multiple blocks are grouped together.

Illustration of a grouping of Domino Chicken Foot Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of the exploded view of the domino chicken foot quilt block

Coloring sheets

Click image to download coloring sheets

X Plus Quilt Block

The X Plus Quilt Block is a 5-patch block with a central 'plus sign' design. When blocks are arranged in straight sets, the corner units make an "X."  The block became fashionable among quilters around 2010 after a Japanese Quilter entered an award-winning quilt in the Tokyo Quilt Festival that featured the block.

The original block design is attributed to Nancy Cabot (1938) under the name Spool Block, but it is also sometimes referred to as the Japanese X Block.

The block lends itself well to scrappy designs, as shown in the featured image above, but is sometimes made restricting the X in each block to one color

Traditional X Plus Quilt Block

Below is a photo of a sample block:

Photo of an X Plus Quilt Block

And here is what a grouping looks like:

Photo of a grouping of X Plus Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Click the pattern cover below to download the pattern for a 10" version of the X Plus Quilt Block.

Grapevine Quilt Block

Block Construction

Star & Cross Quilt Block

Grouping of the Star and Cross Quilt Block is shown below:

Illustration of a Grouping of the Star and Cross Quilt block
Grouping of the Star and Cross Quilt block

Block Construction

Illustration of the Exploded version of the Star and Cross Quilt block
Exploded version of the Star and Cross Quilt block

Missouri Puzzle Quilt Block

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of the Missouri Puzzle Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Missouri Puzzle Quilt Block