|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 Lady of the Lake quilt block is designed using only two sizes of half square triangles. All that is required is good contrast between each of the pieces in those half square triangles.
Below are two example scrappy quilts. The quilt layout on the left uses blocks with an assortment of scraps as the dark fabric in each half square triangle. This quilt layout places the blocks on point and utilizes setting triangles in a constant colour for a place for the eye to rest.
The quilt layout on the right places the blocks side by side, but uses 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks for a secondary pattern to emerge. This quilt also features each block using two fabrics only - but different dark fabrics in each block, thereby resulting in a scrappy quilt with a different look.
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks
More Sun and Surf blocks
~ By the Sea
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Little Boat
~ Saltwater Taffy