|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 Jacob's Ladder quilt block is one of a series of Biblical blocks on this website. It is a simple nine patch featuring half square triangles and squares.
The directional nature of the block can lead to all sorts of interesting variations in your quilt layout. By rotating blocks or groups of blocks by 90 degrees, secondary patterns can emerge. The quilt layout shown on the left shows this by using blocks in groups of four with rotations.
~ More "Biblical" quilt blocks
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