The quilt layouts shown below using the Blueberry Pie quilt block are both set on point, but with subtle differences. By changing up the block placement and the arrangement of the blank blocks you can achieve a very different look. Sashing strips to separate the quilt blocks can add additional interest to the quilt.
|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.