|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.
Vibrant quilts can result when using this Nine Patch Square quilt block. The sample quilt layout illustrated below on the left uses a standard side by side block setting and results in a quilt that "reads" as light. The quilt layout shown on the right uses a dark background fabric for the extra blank blocks and ends up being a dark quilt. The sashing strips between the blocks add that extra punch of colour.
~ Nine Patch Square - Variation
~ Nine Patch Star