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.

Swing in the Center

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Swing in the Centre quilt block was new to me and I loved creating two very different quilt layouts for you to see.

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets both whole and half blocks on point with additional splashes of colour in the form of blank blocks to enlarge the quilt and also as a spot to feature your lovely quilting designs.

The quilt layout shown on the right uses a standard side by side block setting to produce an overall geometric design for your personal heirloom.