|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 Candy Basket quilt block is one of the may basket style quilt blocks. The directional nature of the block lends itself to creating all sorts of interesting variations by simple block rotations by 90 degrees. This produces a secondary pattern in your quilt. Both of the quilts shown below use this technique in the final product.