|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 Lily Star nine patch quilt block features several quarter square triangles and a square in a square patch for its centre. This Lily Star block is a variation of the common Ohio Star quilt block.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use an on point setting of the blocks. By including additional blank blocks of differing colours throughout each quilt, you get two very different results. These two designs are only the beginning of the choices you might make for your own personal quilt layout.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star
~ Union Square