|Cain and Abel quilt block|
The Cain and Abel quilt block is a five patch block, so named because it is built on a 5 x 5 grid. However, I find it much easier to construct the block as an uneven nine patch, but that is simply my preference. Many people sew five patch blocks in five rows, so this is really a choice. The block is simple because it uses only the two most common patches in quiltmaking -- the square and the half square triangle. Colour choices are what will make your quilt a different work of art.
Not Shakespeare and not clichés,
- "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."
- "The truth shall make you free.
- "Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
[1 John 3:18]"
- "The ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.
'Cain and Abel' quilt block image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com