|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Card Trick quilt block is an old favourite. Each of the four sections represents a "card" and here you will see two quilts designed using the same colour scheme for each block. This would actually make a fabulous "scrappy" quilt by making each one of the cards in all of the various blocks of a different fabric leading to a wonderful, vibrant quilt.
The quilt layouts shown below are the two most commonly used settings for your quilt blocks -- a side by side setting and a layout of the blocks on point with additional blank blocks to showcase your quilting designs.