|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 directional nature of the Indian Plume quilt block has a lot to do with the variety of quilt layouts that you can design from this block. Introduce extra colour into your quilt by setting the blocks on point as shown on the quilt design on the left. The extra blank blocks and setting triangles give a totally look to your different quilt. Or, as illustrated in the quilt layout on the right, seconday patterns emerge as you use groupings of four blocks, with 90 degree rotations.
Which quilt layout will you choose or will you design one of your own?