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.

Rio Grande Crossing

Sample Quilt Layouts


Take advantage of the directional nature of this simple nine patch quilt block called Rio Grande Crossing. All sorts of interesting quilt layouts can be achieved when you choose to rotate a single block or a group of blocks by 90 degrees. Secondary patterns start to emerge.

Choose to set the quilt blocks side by side or by placing the blocks on point, extra blank blocks and setting triangles give huge pops of colour.


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