|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 Goose Tracks quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter as it contains only squares and half square triangles -- which are the first pieced patches you will learn on your quiltmaking journey.
The two quilt layouts shown below both use common settings of these nine patch blocks. The quilt on the left features blocks set side by side and separated with sashing strips to add some extra colour. Likewise, the quilt layout on the right uses sashing as well, while the on point setting of the blocks allows for those setting triangles along the outer edge of the quilt, for a place to showcase your quilting skills, as well as additional colour.