|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 Indiana Star quilt block pattern is a good choice for practicing up your half square triangle patches. This nine patch block is quick and easy to sew and makes for a striking design. The centre pinwheel shape is enhanced by the movement in the corner patches which utilize more half square triangles.
Whether you place the quilt blocks side by side, as shown in the left quilt layout or perhaps you set the blocks on point, a totally different quilt will emerge. Sashing strips and setting triangles in the quilt layout on the right add just that extra pop of colour you might want.
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