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.

Isabelle Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below look very different, but both are designed using a diagonal setting of the blocks.

The quilt layout featured on the left arranges the blocks around a blank area in the centre and separates these blocks with sashing strips in the same fabric as the background, to make the blocks appear to "float".

The quilt layout on the right also sets the blocks on point with no sashing strips between them. Strategically placed blank blocks add an extra splash of colour as well as a perfect spot to showcase a lovely quilting design.

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