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.

Grape Basket

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Grape Basket quilt block lends itself nicely to creating a "medallion" quilt as you can see in the quilt layout on the left. This looks similar to a picture in a frame.

The directional nature of the quilt block allows for more design options by rotating the blocks in 90 degree increments. The quilt layout on the right uses this technique, so there is no real top or bottom to that quilt.