|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 two sample quilt layouts shown below both use standard settings of the blocks -- with very different results.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. By using the same fabric for the sashing as for the quilt background, the blocks appear to "float".
The quilt layout featured on the right lays the blocks side by side, causing a subtle secondary design to emerge where the blocks join. It appears that there is a second block in the quilt, where the green fabric forms sort of the letter X between the stars.
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