|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 Flying Diamond quilt block is actually two blocks in one -- a nine patch "checkerboard" for the centre of the block and then this completed patch is surrounded by flying geese units and half square triangles.
Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks. Each quilt shines on its own with additional blank blocks for extra pops of colour and/or sashing strips to separate the blocks. There is no end to the designs you can create using this simple quilt block.