BLOCKS by SIZE 5" Quilt Blocks

For those quilters wanting a little more of a challenge, five inch quilt blocks might be the answer -- smaller blocks usually means more blocks to make. Another reason for using five inch blocks is to create a secondary pattern. By using 4 blocks and rotating each of them, you get a different larger quilt block. These larger blocks can then be laid out in variety of ways to make some very interesting original designs.

Alaska Homestead

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two quilt layouts shown below are both designed using a diagonal setting of the quilt blocks.

The quilt layout featured on the left separates all of the blocks with sashing strips in the same fabric as the background of each block, thus making the blocks appear to float. The tiny "cornerstones" in each sashing strip add an additional spark of colour to the quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses blank blocks in different colours for an entirely different design. These blocks give you a perfect spot to show off your quilting designs.

Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Churn Dash
~ Monkey Wrench

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