|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 simple design of the Pall Mall quilt block makes for ease in whipping up several blocks at a time.
The quilt layout shown below on the left makes several of the blocks as mirror images so that the pinwheel motifs face towards and away from each other. These blocks are separated with sashing strips for an additional chance for more colour in your quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point with some additional blank blocks for a pop of colour -- (can you see hearts?).