|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 Springtime quilt block is the ideal choice to bring out those colours of the season. Different colours for the "flower" petals in in the block would make a lovely scrappy quilt. However, for these sample quilt illustrations, I chose to stick with the same colour scheme.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets full and half blocks out on point with an extra spark of colour in the blank blocks -- a perfect spot to showcase a lovely quilting design.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks. Sashing strips separate them and offer up an additional spot for a pop of colour.
~ Flower Quilt Blocks