|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 nine patch block called Quatrefoil is designed here using dark fabrics. I find that men tend to gravitate to dark quilts, so that was my intention here.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a standard side by side quilt block setting and separates those blocks with sashing strips of the same dark background fabric. This tends to make the blocks "float" when viewed from a distance.
The quilt layout on the right uses an on point block setting with additional blank areas for your quilting design to be featured. This particular layout here makes the blocks appear as a central motif, which is pleasing to the eye.
~ Royal Star