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.

Starlight Geese

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Starlight Geese quilt block is made entirely of flying geese patches, with the exception of a single square. The star that is formed in the centre of the block looks more like a pinwheel shape to me, but you be the judge. :-)

The quilt layout illustrated on the left is set with the blocks side by side, separated by sashing strips of the same colour as the background fabric. This gives the effect of the blocks floating in the night sky.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks, also with sashing, which gives the impression of framing the quilt blocks. The additional colourful, blank blocks give you a spot to showcase your quilting designs.