|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Homepun quilt block offers up lots of opportunities to practice sewing half square triangles and flying geese patches. This nine patch block is easy to sew if care is taken to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance.
Whether you place the blocks side by side as shown in the quilt layout on the left or on point as the quilt layout on the right, you can see that the placement of colour in the block will then create subtle secondary patterns in the resultant quilts. The flying geese patches in the left quilt seem to be drawing your eye in all four directions, while the right quilt has these same patches form a discrete star shape. What can you design for your quilt?
Similar quilt blocks
~ Cups and Saucers
~ Hands of Friendship