|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 Sarah's Favorite quilt block is an easy block to construct. This four patch design is the perfect choice for a "scrappy" quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point with the side setting triangles in different fabrics to present a sort of "colour blocking" look to the quilt.
The quilt layout shown on the right also uses an on point setting of the blocks and half blocks. Sashing strips separate the blocks and add an extra splash of colour to the design. The borders in different colours offer an additional design element.