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.

Nine Patch Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts featured below are both designed using on point settings of the quilt blocks.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left adds large corner triangles to each individual block, thus increasing its size. The careful placement of the colour of these larger triangles gives an additional design element to the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout shown on the right uses sashing strips in the domininant colour to make each block appear to float. The blank areas allow for your quilting designs to stand out.

More "Nine Patch" Design Blocks
~ Nine Patch Album
~ Nine Patch Road
~ Nine Patch Square
~ Nine Patch Square - Variation