|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 Padre Island Star nine patch quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter. It contains only squares, rectangles and flying geese patches, and makes a stunning block.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks, with very different results. The quilt on the left takes advantage of both whole and half blocks to create this design, complete with blank blocks for a spot to showcase your quilting embellishments.
The quilt layout shown on the right uses a popular setting of the blocks along with sashing strips for extra pops of colour.
~ Maple Star
~ Lucky Clover