|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 Farmer's Daughter is an easy five patch quilt block that is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter. It contains only squares and half square triangle patches.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below offer up two very different quilts, simply by the block placement and whether you choose to add additional shots of colour in the form of extra blank blocks. A second alternative is to use sashing strips to separate the blocks and thereby adding a new element to the quilt. All in all, this easy quilt block can make some striking quilts!
~ Cain and Abel
~ Mermaid's Hair
~ Sister's Choice