|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.
I chose to use the Mother's Favorite quilt block to make a "scrappy quilt". However, as you can see from the images below, this would be sort of a "controlled" scrap quilt as I am using only three colours, but lots and lots of different fabrics.
A subtle secondary design emerges when you choose to set the blocks in a side by side quilt layout. Alternatively, you can place the quilt blocks on point in the quilt layout to introduce additional blocks of colour. The sky is the limit in what you choose to do with this nine patch quilt block.
More blocks to celebrate mothers:
~ Mother's Choice
~ Mother's Own
~ Grandmother's Choice