|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 Saltwater Taffy quilt block is an ideal choice for a beginner quilter.
The quilt layouts featured below both use an on point setting of the quilt blocks for similar but subtle differences in the resultant quilts. The quilt design illustrated on the left uses fewer pieced blocks but incorporates a couple of colourful blank blocks in the centre of the quilt and more shots of colour along the edges of the quilt, for a sort of "colour blocking" effect.
The quilt layout shown on the right fills the quilt design with full and half blocks for a total overall design.
More Sun and Surf blocks
~ By the Sea
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Little Boat