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.

Magic Pinwheel

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below give very different end results in the quilts.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side in a standard setting revealing a striking, geometric design with a feature in the centre (in the light fabric).

The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks and separates them with sashing strips. The sashing is in two different fabrics in each diagonal line to give a little extra spark to the final design.

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