|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
Both of the quilt layouts illustrated below feature the quilt blocks set on point, with very different results.
The quilt layout shown on the left separates the blocks with sashing strips and a few blank blocks for extra pops of colour.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses whole and half blocks to frame the outer edges of the pieced quilt and adds several blank blocks as well to form a subtle secondary design.
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