|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 quilt layout shown on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the Princess Charlotte blocks and the focus becomes the individual stars.
The on point setting of the blocks shown in the quilt layout on the right does also show the stars in the block. However, the placement of the background fabric as the blank blocks in the quilt create their own interesting feature in the design.
More "Royal" quilt blocks
~ English Rose
~ Queen Charlotte's Crown