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.

Minnesota Cross

Sample Quilt Layouts

The sample quilt layouts shown below for the Minnesota Cross quilt block feature the bright colours of the Minnesota State University. The two sample quilts are both designed on point with very different outcomes. I chose to reverse two of the colours in several of the blocks for the quilt shown on the right to see a new effect.

If a bold quilt is the effect you are looking for, look no further than this Minnesota Cross quilt block to design your heirloom.