|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 Road to Grandma's quilt block is a nine patch design featuring lots of pieced patches for you to practice your skills.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point with a variety of colourful, blank pieces to give it an extra splash of colour and a spot to showcase your quilting designs.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses a side by side block setting, separating the blocks with sashing strips for an additional design element and a totally different look than the quilt on the left.
Keeping it in the Family
~ Farmer's Daughter
~ Father's Choice
~ Grandmother's Choice
~ Mother's Favorite
~ Sister's Choice