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.

Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Mrs. Keller's Nine Patch quilt block is an old favourite of quilters. Depending on your colour choices, you might have to search for the nine patch as here, it is discretly hidden in the block centre (due to fabric choices).

Both of the quilt layouts illustrated below use an on point setting of the blocks. The quilt layout on the left adds extra splashes of colour in the form of blank blocks along the setting triangles along the edges. The quilt layout on the right adds corner triangles to each block, to increase their size and adds sashing strips to give the appearance of peeking through a window at the design.