|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 Puss in the Corner quilt block is a nine patch design featuring half square triangles.
The quilt layout shown below on the left sets the blocks on point and separates those with sashing strips. The setting triangles along the edges of the quilt offer a pop of colour to the design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a standard side by side block setting, which then creates a sort of secondary pattern where the blocks come together.