|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 illustrated below use standard quilt block settings -- a side by side layout which produces a secondary pattern of pinwheels where the blocks join, as illustrated in the left quilt image.
The quilt layout on the right uses an on point setting with additional, colourful, blank blocks to showcase some quilting designs. Sashing strips add an extra pop of colour to this striking quilt.