|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 Split Ohio Star quilt block takes advantage of the obvious dark and light sides to the block.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left takes a two colour approach to the quilt and uses 90 degree rotations of many of the blocks to create an interesting geometric design.
The quilt layout featured on the right also uses two colours for the quilt. However, by using many different blue fabrics, it becomes a striking "scrappy" quilt but still "reads" as a blue and white quilt.
There are no end to the unique designs that can be created using this block, due in large part to its directional attributes.
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