|BLOCKS by SIZE||6" Quilt Blocks|
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.
The Arrowhead Puzzle quilt block (also known as Garlic Knots) is an easy block featuring only squares and rectangles.
The quilt layout featured on the left also 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in groupings of four blocks. The larger blocks are then set on point for a unique, scrappy look to the final quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also sets the scrappy blocks in groupings of four blocks, and rotates some of the blocks by 90 degrees to make a larger block in a different arrangement. These larger blocks are them set side by side to create a sort of meandering design, while maintaining a totally different scrappy look to the quilt.
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