|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 Little Boat quilt block is simple to construct using only squares, rectangles and half square triangles. That special little boy in your life would love a quilt designed using all the possibilities of this block.
The quilt layout on the left takes a scrappy approach to the design, using all sort of fabrics for the "sails" and the "boats". Also, this quilt design flips the direction of some of the sails and -- if you look closely -- you will see that one poor sailor had a mishap. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks side by side once again, but adds extra blank blocks for a favourite colour and a spot to showcase your quilting designs.
More Sun and Surf blocks
~ By the Sea
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Saltwater Taffy