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.

Cross Patch

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Cross Patch quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quiltmaker due to its simplicity. However, these two sample quilt layouts shown below, reflect just how striking even the simplest of blocks can make as a whole quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets full and half blocks on the diagonal. Sashing strips are added for an extra colour pop and to enhance the look of a "plaid" in the final quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also sets the blocks on point, but includes several blank blocks for the additional design element and a perfect spot to showcase your quilting design.