|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 Thrifty Block is often used as a connector block with other patchwork choices to create secondary quilt designs. However, the directional nature of the block, when used alone, leads to all sorts of interesting design options.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses 90 degree rotations of the blocks to create a sort of zigzag design for your quilt. This method of rotating single blocks or groups of blocks can create many different variations of meandering trails and shapes. An imagination is all that is required.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses a dark background fabric to make the bright scraps really pop on the quilt. The blocks are set on point which creates a vertical and horizontal trail of sparkling colours.
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks to give you ideas for other quilt layouts.