|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 Mosaic quilt block is a name I gave this block. You may recognize it as a Disappearing Nine Patch design, and you would be correct. However, this version is designed for those quilters who prefer to hand piece their quilts.
All sorts of quilt layouts can be achieved using this intriguing block simply by placing the blocks side by side, as in the quilt layout on the left, or by setting the blocks on point for a totally different look. The directional nature of the block can lead to a variety of different quilt layouts, simply by turning the blocks in 90 degree increments. What design will you create?