|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 Cockney Star -- a four patch quilt block -- has lovely pinwheels for a fun quilt. By deciding to flip the direction of some of the pieces in the pinwheels, you can create some interesting quilt layouts. These two sample quilts illustrated below use standard quilt block settings for a final product -- a side by side quilt block layout or an on point setting of the blocks. Choose one of these or design your own.