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.

Lilac Lane

Sample Quilt Layouts

The quilt layout shown below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of Lilac Lane, separating the blocks with sashing strips for an added effect. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and uses extra blank blocks to include additional colour into the quilt.

Side note - These quilts would be stunning using a variety of scraps, rather than a single colour family. Just be sure to include lots of dark, medium and light values of all those fabrics.