|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.
Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below featuring the Twister block use an on point setting of the blocks, but look very different.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left gives the impression of motion and forms pinwheels as a subtle secondary design where the blocks meet. Sashing strips add an additional colour pop to this design.
The quilt layout featured on the right adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby increasing the size of each. The careful colour placement of these extra triangles gives a new design element to the resultant quilt.