|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 two quilt layouts shown below use the Seesaw block, a simple four patch design, in two different ways.
The quilt layout featured in the left sets the blocks in a standard, side by side setting and uses sashing strips for separation and an additional design element.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right creates bigger individual blocks by the addition of larger corner triangles to each block. The careful colour selection of these corner triangles is what gives this quilt its pizzazz.