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.

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Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilts shown below both use a diagonal setting of the blocks.

The sample quilt illustrated on the left uses a standard on point setting of the blocks and separates them with sashing strips for a extra element of colour.

The sample quilt featured on the right also sets the blocks on point, but uses many plain blocks in the same dark fabric as one of the prominent ones in the design to make the blocks appear to "float" on the quilt.