|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 two sample quilt layouts shown below both use an on point setting of the blocks -- but with very different results. It is almost hard to imagine that these quilts were created using the same block.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets both whole and half blocks on a diagonal and separates them with sashing strips to add an extra design element.
The quilt layout featured on the right adds larger corner triangles to each block, thus enlarging them. The careful colour placement of these larger triangles is what gives a whole different look to the resultant quilt.