|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.
This nine patch quilt block is an intriguing arrangement of patches and makes for some interesting quilt layouts.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a diagonal (or on point) setting of the quilt blocks which results in making the small pinwheels as one of the focuses of the quilt.
The quilt layout featured on the right also uses an on point block setting, but adds large corner triangles to each of the blocks. By carefully choosing the colour placement of these large triangles, a very different quilt design emerges.