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

These two sample quilt layouts shown below use the Illinois quilt block in very different resultant quilts.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point for a geometric design that looks much like a "Wild Goose Chase" quilt design as the flying geese patches cross over each other in a diagonal manner.

The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks side by side in a standard setting. The different border treatment gives the quilt an extra design element for interest.

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