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.

Easter Basket

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Easter Basket quilt block is just one of numerous other basket style quilt blocks. Most of these basket blocks are oriented on a 45 degree angle so that these blocks are easily designed with an on point quilt layout.

The quilt layout shown below on the left uses 90 degree rotations of individual blocks to create the final quilt design, along with lots of additional colour in the form of extra blank blocks. The quilt layout on the right uses 90 degree rotations of the blocks also, but in groupings of four blocks to create a secondary design of a subtle star in the centre of the group. In the case of this latter quilt layout, it is hard to even see the original "basket" of the quilt block.

~ Related: Easter Lily