|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.
By the Sea
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The By the Sea quilt block is a good choice for a beginner quilter as it uses only the two most common patches -- the square and the half square triangle. This five patch block is constructed as an uneven nine patch because I feel that is an easier method for construction.
The colour choices here are (in my mind), reflective of the sand, surf and sunset on a beach by the sea.
The sample quilts illustrated show blocks set two different ways. One quilt has the blocks in a straight setting with the blocks side by side and separated by sashing strips, while the second quilt uses an on point layout with additional blank blocks to showcase your quilting designs.
More Sun and Surf blocks
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Little Boat