|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.
Sample Quilt LayoutsThe two sample quilt layouts shown below feature the Miller's Daughter quilt block in two different diagonal settings of the blocks.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a standard on point block setting, but then replaces some of the pieced blocks with solid coloured plain blocks for an extra pop of colour and a spot to feature a lovely quilting design.
The quilt layout featured on the right utilizes extra colour in a different way by adding large corner triangles to each pieced block. The careful colour placement of these larger triangles adds an additional design element to the quilt.
~ Bright Jewel
~ Cain and Abel
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Mermaid's Hair
~ Sister's Choice