|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 London Eye quilt block is a nine patch that will introduce you to quarter square triangles. These triangles are used in the centre patches of each of the rows. That unit uses two quarter square triangles and one half square triangle to finish off a patch which is often referred to by quilters as a three quarter square triangle unit.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks. The quilt on the left simply uses pieced London Eye blocks (and half blocks) with plain, yet colourful blank blocks to separate them and increase the quilt size. The quilt layout on the right uses those same pieced blocks set on point, but finishes each block off with corner triangles to make a larger square. This allows you to change up the placement of the extra pops of colour here and there, for a totally different look.