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.

Jack's Blocks

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts below of the Jack's Blocks design, demonstrate these five patch blocks in very different arrangements.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips to add an extra design element. The plain, blank blocks offer an additional splash of colour while giving you a place to show off your quilting design.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks and also separates them with sashing strips. However, the horizontal and vertical sashing use two different colours to change up the design, just a little.