|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 New Mexico quilt block features half square triangles and quarter square triangles to form a double pinwheel design.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point and adds extra splashes of colour in the form of the blank blocks. These give the perfect spot to showcase your quilting design in the quilt.
The quilt layout featured on the right also sets the blocks on point. The blocks are enlarged by adding large corner triangles to each. With careful colour placement of these large triangles, you can achieve a sort of "colour blocking" design in the resultant quilt.
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