|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 Fan quilt block is a wonderful "learning block" as it features only rectangles and flying geese patches. This four patch quilt block works up quickly, which then speeds up the process of designing your chosen quilt layout -- a wonderful introduction to quilting for the beginner quiltmaker.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below feature sashing strips to separate the blocks and add some extra interest to the quilt design. The quilt layout shown on the right uses an on point block setting, which also gives additional places for colour in the form of blank blocks, and allows a spot to demonstrate your quilting skills.