|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 two quilt layouts shown below both set the blocks on point, but with very different results.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left separates the blocks with sashing strips and "cornerstones" while additionally using blank blocks for specific colour focus, as well as a spot to showcase your quilting design.
The quilt layout featured on the right adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby enlarging the block, but more importantly, giving the quilt extra splashes of colour with the careful placement of these corner triangles. By utilizing the dark background, the blocks seem to "float", for additional interest.