|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 two sample quilt layouts featured below both use an on point setting of the quilt blocks. That is where the similarities end.
The quilt layout shown on the left uses additional blank blocks to separate the pieced blocks, which add an extra punch of colour to the quilt as well as giving a perfect spot to showcase your quilting designs.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses some blank block for more colour opportunites as well as separating the blocks with sashing strips to give an additional design element to the quilt.
Another "Kansas" quilt block:
~ Kansas Troubles
See also ~ Cities and Places quilt blocks