This quilt block, Cape Cod, is an adaptation of an original design by Susan Davis, the owner of Olde American Antiques and American Quilt Blocks.
I simplified the block a little by cutting down on the number of seams in some of the patches. The end result looks the same, just with a little less bulk. You will find that it now contains a not-so-frequently-used patch — the three quarter square triangle unit.
For my version of this block, I chose to use the block name when choosing my colours. Cape Cod reminds me of sand, sea, and lobsters, so I went with that. I categorized this block at an intermediate level of difficulty simply for the reason that there are a lot of pieces and therefore more seams. You need to take care to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance to achieve the perfect block. Also, although this is technically a five patch block, I find it much easier to construct it as an uneven nine patch.
Both of the sample quilts illustrated are set on point, but as you can see, they look entirely different. This just goes to show that every quilt can be a unique design, by simply tweaking a few things here and there.