|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 Swamp Angel quilt block is a nine patch design that will look familiar to quilters.
The quilt layout shown below on the left brings the eye to the star motif as the focus. Sashing strips separating the blocks give an extra element to the design.
Setting the blocks side by side creates a design of meandering rows over the diagonal of the quilt as evidenced in the quilt layout on the right.
~ Evening Star
~ Lily Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Ornate Star
~ Swamp Patch