|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use on point settings of the Pinwheel block, with very different results.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses full and half blocks of this easy four patch block, along with colourful, blank blocks to enlarge the quilt and give a place to showcase your quilting design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds large corner triangles to each block to enlarge them. Careful, colour placement of these triangles gives an extra design element and splashes of colour to the final quilt.
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