|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Jersey Basket quilt block is a simple four patch. The only pieced patches used are half square triangles, so this block is a good choice for a beginner quilter.
In most instances, basket quilt blocks are designed with the focus of the block on the diagonal. This allows for 90 degree rotations of the blocks, either individually or in grouping of four blocks, to produce a secondary design when each block is placed next to another.
The sample quilt layout shown on the left uses those groupings of four blocks to produce a new look. The quilt layout on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks, with some of the blocks rotated in order to make the quilt have no specific top or bottom. Additional blank blocks add a colourful spot to place quilting motifs to show off your quilting skills.
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