|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
Both of the quilt layouts shown below feature the blocks set on the diagonal -- but with very different results.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses full blocks as well as plain blank blocks (a perfect spot to showcase your quilting design). The additional half blocks form a sort of border around the edges.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right separates the blocks with sashing strips with "cornerstones" to give an added design element to the quilt.
More "Irish" quilt blocks
~ Danny Boy
~ Irish Puzzle
~ Lucky Clover