|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 Spools quilt block is an old favourite among quilters. It is an ideal choice to use up any scraps you might have -- particularly striped fabrics. (The stripes represent the threads wound around the spools.)
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side and forms a bit of a geometic design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a diagonal placement of the blocks and introduces many more scraps as the side setting triangles along the outer edges of the pieced quilt, prior to adding the borders.