|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.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below using the Nelson's Victory quilt block show how very different a two quilts can be, all the while utilizing the same block.
The quilt layout featured on the left, sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips. The contrasting "cornerstones" in the sashing strips add another design element to make this quilt shine.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds larger triangle patches to each corner of the blocks. This then effectively sets the blocks on point where a different look to the block emerges. By careful colour placement of these corner triangles, you can achieve a variety of quilt designs. The hard part is choosing which design to use.