|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Sister's Choice quilt block is one of my favourites. It contains simple patches -- only the square and half square triangle units -- but the arrangement of the colours you choose can give a totally different look to the design. This design is a five patch because it is made on a 5 x 5 grid.
The two sample quilts shown both use the quilt blocks set on point. However, note the difference by simply making different choices as to whether to use sashing, setting triangles and different fabric placement.
~ Cain and Abel
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Father's Choice
~ Mermaid's Hair