|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 Four Winds quilt block has a lot going on. This nine patch block is created using only squares and half square triangle patches, but the interest lies in all the different colours you can utilize to make this design.
The sample quilt layout shown on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks and (at least to me) the pinwheels jump out to the eye. The quilt layout on the right uses an on point block setting with additional blank blocks to showcase your quilting designs.