|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 Hands of Friendship quilt block is a nine patch that will give you lots of practice in making half square triangles and a few flying geese patches.
The quilt layout shown below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks, with sashing strips for separation and added interest. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and takes advantage of the opportunity to complement your colour choices with additional corner setting triangles on each individual block -- for an extra pop of colour and a place to showcase your quilting designs.
Similar quilt blocks
~ Cups and Saucers