|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 sample quilt layouts shown below using the Fresh Start block, both use standard settings with very different outcomes.
The quilt layout featured on the left, sets the blocks side by side, but due to the directional nature of the block, uses 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks to produce a subtle, secondary design of large stars. (You might have to look closely to see them.)
The quilt layout illustrated on the right, sets all of the block on point to give an entirely different look. (I see shapes that resemble hanging lanterns. Do you?)