|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 Colorado quilt block is an easy four patch featuring only half square triangle patches. By adding sashing strips and switching up the colours of the setting triangles you can create a dynamic quilt layout as illustrated on the left. The quilt layout on the right shows the blocks in a simple side by side setting, which creates a subtle secondary pattern. Either choice will make a striking heirloom for your family.
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