|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 Hansel and Gretel quilt block is a simple nine patch focusing on three pieced units -- namely the half square triangle, flying geese and the square in a square patch. So, all in all, this is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter.
Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use on point settings -- although differently. This style of setting the quilt blocks allows for extra pops of colour to be added to the quilt in the form of blank blocks and setting triangles.