|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.
This is an interesting quilt block -- Disappearing Nine Patch -- as, although the name indicates "nine patch", you just don't see it. That's the magic of the "disappearing" part. Simple construction of a nine patch is then followed by recutting the block and then reconstructing those new, cut pieces.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below use the standard quilt layouts -- a side by side block setting and an on point block setting -- with very different results. There is no end to the fun you can have when using this quilt block. And -- the extra good news is that all of the pieces you start with are simply squares! Enjoy the fun!
** For Hand Piecers - Use the Mosaic quilt block pattern instead.