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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.
There are lots of opportunities to practice up on your piecing skills when you create the Gettysburg quilt block. Sew half square triangles and square in a square patches to create this lovely nine patch block.
Both of these sample quilt layouts are using a on point setting of the blocks. However, whether you want an "overall" look or want extra pops of colour in your quilt, both ideas are shown here. The choice is yours (or use a design of your own).
More "American Places" Blocks
~ Baton Rouge Square