|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 Cowboys quilt block features subtle pinwheels, which indicate movement. As a result, this is a fun, four patch quilt block to make to hone up on your patchwork skills. The block features half square triangles in various sizes as well as a few quarter square triangles to finish off the look.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use an on point setting, but each is different. One quilt layout features sashing strips to separate the blocks with some extra blank blocks for further separation and added colour. The other quilt layout adds extra focus with lots of blank blocks for additional colour and to showcase your quilting skills.