|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 Squash Blossom quilt block has an obvious directional nature due to the colour placement of some of the patches. This then, allows for great creativity in your resultant quilt layouts.
The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips. If you look carefully, you will see that some of the rows of blocks have used 90 degree rotations of the blocks to add some extra interest.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block layout and enlarges each block with additional, large corner triangles. Careful colour placement of these larger triangles gives an added feature to the resultant quilt.
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