|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 Indian Star quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter as there is only one pieced patch to learn -- the flying geese unit, shown on all four sides of the block.
The sample quilt layout on the left shows the use of 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks, resulting in a secondary pattern emerging. This is the fun of experimenting with blocks that have an obvious directional nature. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and adds that extra pop of colour in the form of additional blank blocks.