|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 Nighttime Sky quilt block is the perfect choice to try out a dark background fabric, just to go along with the name of the block.
Both of the sample quilt layouts illustrated below use an on point setting of the blocks with additional blank blocks to feature areas for your quilting designs. Placement of these blank blocks in your quilt layout makes for a chance to experiment with what elements you wish to be the focus of your design.