|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 Inverted Star quilt block could also be called a "study in half square triangles" since it uses lots of those to create this scrappy block.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the quilt blocks. Sashing strips separate the blocks and, because I used the same fabric as the background choice, the blocks seem to float.
The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks on point with additional blank blocks separating them. The reasoning here is twofold -- to add extra splashes of colour to further enhance the scrappy look of your quilt and as a space to showcase some lovely quilting designs.
~ More Star quilt blocks