|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 Sawtooth Star quilt block is an old favourite of quilters and it is a wonderful choice for a stand-alone block or is frequently used as the centre in another quilt block.
The quilt layout shown below on the left sets the blocks side by side with sashing strips to separate them. An extra fabric is introduced here to complement the existing colour choice.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the block on point and adds large corner triangles to each, to increase the quilt size. By alternating different fabric choices on these corner triangles and laying them side by side, you achieve a sort of "colour blocking" result in your quilt.
~ Sawtooth Ladder
~ Ribbon Squares