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.

Christmas Basket

Sample Quilt Layouts

The directional nature of the Christmas Basket quilt block lends itself nicely to a whole array of possibilities for different quilt layouts. By rotating the blocks by 90 degree increments and/or placing in groupings of four blocks, unexpected secondary patterns can emerge. (Do you see some stars in the quilt on the left?)

~ More Directional quilt blocks
~ More Basket quilt blocks