|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 Rolling Rock has lots of interest going for it. A star appears in the centre as you construct this easy nine patch design.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks and many half blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. This produces a busy, yet pleasing quilt design.
The quilt layout shown on the right also uses the blocks set on point. However, the addition of blank blocks, strategically placed, gives the appearance of a "medallion" in the centre, and surrounds that motif with the perfect spot to show off some intricate quilting patterns.
Quilt blocks "On a Roll"
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Stone
~ Rolling Wheel