|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 sample quilt layouts are featured below using this nine patch block called Mystery Flower Garden, in designs as if this was a flower garden at night.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips in the same colour as the background fabric of the blocks. This gives the illusion of the blocks floating in the night sky and bringing more attention to the subtle star that appears as a result.
The quilt layout shown on the right sets the blocks in a common side by side setting which results in a more geometric effect in the final quilt.
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