|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 Rome quilt block is an perfect choice to get you started in quiltmaking as it is an easy block to construct.
The quilt layout shown below on the left takes advantage of the dark fabric in the block to add extra blank blocks in the on point setting of the quilt. This gives the effect of the blocks "floating" and the bonus is that you can showcase your quilting designs in those spots.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side and separates those with sashing strips. This is a common (and favourite) style of quilters everywhere.
More "Road" quilt blocks
~ Road to California
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Road to Vegas
~ Rocky Road