|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 Flock of Birds quilt block is a simple four patch design featuring only simple patches -- squares and half square triangles.
As you can see from the images shown below, you can achieve two very different quilts using this block. The quilt layout shown on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks, and by using 90 degree rotations of many of the blocks, a secondary pattern emerges. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and adds that extra pop of colour with the extra blank blocks and setting triangles.