|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.
Two very different quilt layout designs featuring the Mother's Dream quilt block are shown below.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby creating an on point setting. The careful colour placement of these larger triangle pieces contributes to the overall design of the quilt.
The quilt layout shown on the right sets the blocks side by side and creates a subtle secondary design in the final quilt.