|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 directional nature of the Four Crowns quilt block opens up a huge variety of design options for your quilt. By simple rotations of the quilt blocks, either in groupings of four blocks or individually, you can often see secondary patterns can emerge.
In the quilt layout shown on the left, the blocks are set on point and the rotations of some of the blocks create a secondary pattern. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks side by side with rotations of groups of the blocks for a totally different look.