|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 Handy Andy - Variation quilt block is a simple five patch featuring only squares and half square triangles -- a good choice if you are new to quiltmaking.
The sample quilt layout on the left features blocks set side by side, creating a subtle secondary pattern (look for the rust coloured "diamonds" formed when blocks are placed this way). The quilt layout on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks, with additional blank areas for extra colour and a spot to highlight your quilting designs.