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.

Brasstown Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two quilt layouts featured below for the Brasstown Star quilt block are very different indeed. It just goes to show that there is great creativity available to set this (or any) quilt block in a stunning quilt design.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the block on the diagonal using both full and half blocks to create the design. Sashing strips and blank blocks of the same background colour create the illusion of the blocks "floating". The additional of several blank blocks in a brighter fabric give an extra pop of colour overall.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds large corner triangles to each block. Careful colour choices for these large triangles adds a new element to the design, as well as increasing the block size. The sashing strips give the appearance of perhaps looking through a "window pane".

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