|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 sample quilt layouts shown below are both very different, yet use only the one block design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks side by side, thus creating an interesting, yet subtle, secondary pattern where the blocks touch.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses an on point block setting. The blocks are increased in size by adding large corner triangles to each. The careful colour arrangement of these large triangles adds extra pops of interest to the resultant quilt.