The two sample quilts shown using the Anvil quilt block demonstrate how to take four of the blocks at a time, and rotating each block in this group of four by 90 degrees, to make a new, larger quilt block. By then setting these new versions of the quilt block side by side, a secondary pattern emerges. I see stars. Do you? An additional option is shown setting the quilt block groupings on point with sashing strips to separate the blocks for a totally different look.
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Many quiltmakers like to make six inch quilt blocks in order to use a greater variety of blocks in a sampler style quilt. Another reason might be to test out the look of a block in a smaller size in order to save on the fabrics (just in case the block looks very different than in your imagination).
Whatever your reason for creating six inch blocks, the pieces are all just smaller versions of larger sized quilt blocks -- such as the most popular size, the 12" quilt block. This is what makes quiltmaking so exciting -- you are the designer and get to choose all the components.