|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 Corn and Beans quilt block offers up the chance to use fabric values as opposites -- in particular the dark and the medium values of the fabrics. This lends itself to very different results when creating your personal quilt. These two sample quilts below use two different styles of setting the quilt blocks.
The left quilt layout sets the blocks side by side producing an interesting secondary pattern of diagonals in the two different colours. The right quilt layout sets the blocks on point, producing vertical and horizontal motifs. This last quilt layout allows for the additional pop of colour in the setting triangles on the edges of the quilt design.