|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 Dolly Madison Star - Variation quilt block is actually two nine patch blocks in one. The block is based on the Ohio Star quilt block with an additional "checkerboard" as the centre of the block, rather than a plain square.
The sample quilt layouts shown below use common settings of the blocks. You might choose a side by side layout as shown on the left or perhaps set the blocks on point with additional setting squares and sashing strips for an extra pop of colour, as you can see in the quilt layout on the right.