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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 English Rose is a five patch quilt block constructed of only the simplest patches in quiltmaking -- squares and half square triangles. As the block is constructed on point, it offers all sorts of interesting quilt layout options due to its directional nature.
The quilt layout shown on the left uses 90 degree rotations of single blocks, set on point, to produce an interesting, geometric design. Extra blank blocks and setting triangles offer additional shots of colour. The quilt layout on the right uses groupings of four blocks, in various 90 degree rotations to produce an entirely different end product. It is difficult to see, at first glance, that each of these quilts uses the identical blocks!
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