|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 Sharon's Delight quilt block could be considered as a "study in half square triangles". It is also the perfect choice to use up your scraps for making your quilt design.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side for a look of diamond shapes in the overall design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block setting, with strategically placed blank blocks to enhance the central motif and also as a spot for an eye-catching quilting design.