|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Forest Campfire nine patch quilt block utilizes several shapes for lots of practice in sewing your patches. Half square triangles and quarter square triangles make up the corner units while flying geese patches fill in the rest.
This striking quilt block makes for some equally stunning quilts. The quilt layout shown on the left places the blocks side by side creating a subtle secondary pattern of pinwheels. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point separated by sashing strips. Blank blocks and setting triangles are arranged to give lots of extra colour to the final quilt.