|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.
Two sample quilt layouts are shown below featuring the Halley's Comet quilt block -- a simple five patch design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a standard block setting of side by side and separates the blocks with sashing strips and "cornerstones" for an extra pop of colour.
The quilt layout featured on the rights sets the blocks on point for an overall design with lots of interest. The different mitred borders on the quilt give an additional design element and splash of colour interest.