The Providence quilt block is a lovely, alternate choice for beginner quilters. It features the same quilt patches as in many other blocks, but is not the first “go to” choice for teachers when leading a class.
This five patch quilt block is constructed as an uneven nine patch. (This is my chosen method, but you may choose to construct the block in five rows of five if that is your preference. I just like to work in “chunks” rather than single rows.)
This quilt block pattern introduces you to the half square triangle patch and also the quarter square triangle patch. By introducing more pieces, I also got to utilize more colours and textures in the fabrics, and for this quilt block, I chose colours that might appeal to the men in your life, (rather than my favourites, which are all the bright and vibrant fabrics available now. So many fabrics — so little time!)
The sample quilts illustrated use two different styles of on point settings and the results are very different. Another option is to set the blocks side by side and produce yet another effect. This is the reason why I find the quiltmaking process so satisfying. By using all of the same blocks, two quilters can make two very different quilts. I hope you enjoy your process.