|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.
The Dakota Gold quilt block is a simple five patch design featuring only squares, rectangles and half square triangle units. This easy quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter and -- as you can see from the images shown below -- you can make some stunning quilts from this block.
Both of these designs shown here use an on point quilt layout with very different results. You might also choose a quilt layout with the blocks set side by side for a simpler construction. The quilt of your dreams is only up to your imagination!