|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 Rocky Garden quilt block features flying geese patches and lots of half square triangles to fashion this lovely nine patch block.
The quilt layout shown below on the left features the blocks in a side by side setting. However, note that the blocks alternate with reversals of two of the fabrics in the placement in the blocks. This adds another element of design.
The quilt layout featured on the right sets blocks and half blocks on point, separated by sashing strips, for a totally different look.