|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.
Both of the quilt layouts illustrated below using the Crowning Glory quilt block set the blocks on point with very different results.
The quilt layout featured on the left adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby increasing its size and offering extra pops of strategically placed colour to the quilt. The optional sashing strips also give additional design elements to the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses the blank area in the centre for a special place to show off a featured quilting pattern. The setting triangles in an alternate colour choice give a sort of frame to the quilt design.
More "Crown" quilt block patterns:
~ Crown of Thorns
~ King David's Crown
~ King's Crown