|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 Star on Star quilt block is a nine patch design forming two overlapping pinwheels.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks, separating them with sashing strips for additional colour.
The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks on point and also uses sashing strips with a prominent "cornerstone" in the strips for an additional point of interest. The blank blocks and side setting triangles add extra pizzazz to the finished quilt design.