|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 Fanny's Favorite quilt block is a simple nine patch making good use of single half square triangle pieces to create a different unit.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below use the standard block settings -- side by side as in the quilt on the left and an on point setting of the blocks. Both quilts feature additional colour in the form of sashing strips or blank blocks for showcasing your quilting skills as well.
See also ~ Fanny's Favorite - a Variation for a more challenging version of this quilt block.