|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 colours reminiscent of sipping a glass of red wine while enjoying a sunset in California's Napa Valley, for the two quilts illustrated below.
The quilt layout shown on the left sets the blocks side by side for an overall geometric look to this quilt.
The quilt layout featured on the right is a little more adventurous. It uses an on point block setting along with big splashes of colour in the form of blank blocks to showcase your quilting designs. The sashing strips separate the blocks and add an extra design element to the resultant quilt.
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