|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 Royal Star quilt block is a simple block to construct and makes for some stunning quilts.
The quilt layout shown below on the left sets whole and half blocks on point with some carefully placed blank blocks to create a striking design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses an on point block setting, but goes further with the blank blocks to add extra pops of eyecatching colour to enhance this quilt. The mitred border treatment is more added pizzazz.
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