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.

Peony Basket

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts illustrated show that even though this Peony Basket block might not have a 'masculine' name, by selecting darker colours, the man in your life will love this quilt.

The quilt layout on the left uses a side by side setting of the blocks and separates them with sashing strips. By adding the blank blocks in the centre of the quilt, this creates its own design element and offers a perfect spot to highlight your quilting designs.

The quilt layout on the right adds large corner triangles to each individual block. Careful choice of colour placement adds an additional feature that catches your eye.

~ Peony and Forget-Me-Not
~ Peony Nine Patch
~ More "Flower" Quilt Blocks