|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.
Catch As You Can
Sample Quilt LayoutsThe two sample quilt layouts shown below using the Catch As You Can block both use on point settings of the block -- but are quite different from each other.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses a standard diagonal setting, alternating blank blocks with pieced ones. The different placement of the colour of the blank blocks is what gives an additional spark to the design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds large corner triangles to each block and separates those with sashing strips. The careful colour choices for the corner triangles in the larger block is what makes this quilt shine.