|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 Nine Patch Square - Variation quilt block is built on the original block - Nine Patch Square.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point which gives the opportunity to add extra splashes of colour in the form of blank blocks and side setting triangles.
The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks side by side for an easier design to create, and a totally different look in your final quilt.
~ Nine Patch Album
~ Nine Patch Road
~ Nine Patch Square
~ Nine Patch Star