|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.
I love to work with quilt layouts featuring blocks with an obvious directional nature to them. This opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for designs -- just by simple 90 degree rotations of the blocks, or groupings of blocks.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side, rotating blocks here and there to create this geometric design for the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block setting and also rotates many of the blocks to create a totally different design. The setting triangles along the edges give the opportunity to add an extra element of colour to the quilt.
It's hard to even remember that the quilt block used was a bridal bouquet once your make all these rotations of the blocks in the quilt. Enjoy your own design process!
Wedding Season Quilt Blocks:
~ Wedding Ring
~ English Wedding Ring
~ Black Tie Event
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks