|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 quilt layouts shown below feature the Key Lime Pie quilt block in different on point settings of the blocks.
The quilt layout on the left enlarges each individual block with large corner triangles. The careful colour placement of these triangle pieces creates a secondary design in the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a standard diagonal block setting. The extra blank blocks offer a spot to feature a lovely quilting design and they also add an additional design element to the quilt.