|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 shown below are both designed using an on point setting of the quilt blocks.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses large corner triangles in a carefully placed arrangement to enlarge the quilt blocks and add extra pops of colour to the quilt.
The quilt layout featured on the right separates the quilt blocks by sashing strips with cornerstones to add an extra design element. The colourful blank areas allow for some added pizzazz and a spot to showcase your quilting designs.