|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 Ornate Star quilt block moves on from the Ohio Star, an old favourite of quilters. By additional patches in the corners, a more "ornate" design is created -- hence the name.
The quilt layout shown below on the left adds some pizzazz to the blocks by adding corner triangles to each block in a variety of fabrics, and then sets the blocks on point. This "colour blocking" makes for a very dazzling quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses an on point setting of the blocks, framing each block with sashing strips for a totally different look.
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Swamp Patch