|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 Garden Block is a simple nine patch and is perfectly suitable for that first quilt block when you are a beginner quilter. It features half square triangles -- the first pieced patch you will sew.
Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks. The differences lie in whether you use sashing strips to separate the blocks and/or additional blank blocks to add extra colour and as a space to showcase your quilting designs.