|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.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below using the Hidden Star quilt block set the blocks on the diagonal, (also known as on point).
The quilt layout featured on the left adds large corner triangles to each of the blocks. These larger blocks are then set side by side to create the resultant quilt. What makes this quilt stand out is the careful placement of colour of those large triangle pieces to add a new design element to the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses sashing strips of the same colour as the background. This gives the appearance of the blocks floating in the night sky, while the tiny "cornerstones" in this sashing appear to be smaller stars twinkling.