|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Rolling Stone quilt block is an easy design to construct and makes for some striking quilt designs.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side, separating each block with sashing strips, for another design element and additional pop of colour.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point, thereby creating a secondary horizontal and vertical pattern that is unexpected. The blank blocks here and there add an extra splash of colour and a spot to showcase a quilting design.
Quilt blocks "On a Roll"
~ Rolling Pin
~ Rolling Rock
~ Rolling Wheel