|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.
You get lots of practice in sewing your pieced patches for this Entwined Star quilt block -- half square triangles, quarter square triangles and square in a square patches.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks. The left quilt looks like a meandering chain rather than the star as in the name of the quilt block. The right quilt layout uses lots of blank blocks for extra colour and a spot to show off your quilting designs. There are numerous quilt layouts that can be designed using this easy nine patch quilt block.
~ More Star quilt blocks
~ See also - Frolic quilt block