|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 Formal Frame quilt block is sort of an optical illusion in that it appears that some of the pieces are folded down to reveal the "underside" of a component. This is a similar concept to the Folded Corners quilt block.
Lots of different looks can be achieved in the resultant quilt layout using this block. Both of the quilts illustrated below use an on point layout of the blocks, but give very different looks in the final product.
Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Garden Square
~ Interlocking Chain
~ Ribbon Star