|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 Cheyenne quilt block is a directional quilt block which allows for a variety of quilt layouts for your final quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks side by side and rotates alternate blocks by 90 degrees, thereby creating a secondary pattern in your design. Blocks are separated with sashing strips for and additional design element.
The quilt layout featured on the right also uses the 90 degree rotations of the blocks in a diagonal setting. The side triangles are in different colours to give an extra splash of colour to the resultant quilt.
~ Wyoming quilt block
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks