|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 show below both utilize an on point setting of the blocks, but with very different results.
The quilt layout featured on the left includes several blank blocks to create some negative space in the design and a spot to show off your quilting design pattern.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses blank blocks for effect. The big difference is that these blank blocks are used to add extra splashes of colour to the quilt design.
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