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

It's difficult to recognize that this same Sickle quilt block creates these two very different quilt layouts shown below.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point which creates a sort of lengthwise "stripe" of the colour used in the large half square triangles. The sashing strips with cornerstones adds an extra design element to this simple quilt design.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a side by side setting of the blocks in each grouping of four blocks. The 90 degree rotation of some of the blocks in the set of four creates a secondary design of diamonds and squares to give a totally different look.

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