|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.
Both of the sample quilt layouts illustrated with the By the Sea quilt block use on point settings but with very different results. Lots of whole blocks and partial blocks separated by sashing strips, are featured in the quilt shown on the left. The right quilt uses additional blank blocks for more colour emphasis and as a spot to showcase your quilting skills.