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.

Lover's Lane

Sample Quilt Layouts

The subtle colours in shades of purple and orange represent -- to me -- the sky at sunset over this Lover's Lane.

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point with large corner triangles on all four sides of each block. This enlarges the existing quilt block and the careful colour placement of these large triangles creates a sort of "colour blocking" effect in the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a different style of on point block setting. By separating the blocks with sashing strips and adding extra blank blocks with different colors, you can achieve a totally different look in your quilt design.

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