The two sample quilt layouts illustrated using the Flying Ducks quilt block feature an on point setting with extra blank blocks in the quilt on the left, and the quilt on the right features blocks set side by side and separated by sashing strips. In the end these are two very different looking quilts.
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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.