|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.
The Poppy quilt block is a simple five patch design utilizing simple shapes such as squares and rectangles, and common flying geese patches.
The quilt layout on the right uses an on point block layout with additional colour in the blank blocks. By rotating or flipping the block and/or setting them in groupings, you can achieve a unique and striking quilt for remembrance.
A straight setting of the blocks is shown in the quilt layout on the left, with white patches replacing some of the green squares in a few of the quilt blocks to create a centre cross. (This idea came from the ladies of St. Wenn Church in the UK, for which I thank them.)