|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.
Two sample quilt layouts featuring the Travelled Roads quilt blocks are shown below.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses 90 degree rotations to make use of the directional nature of the block. All sorts of interesting designs can be made using this rotation technique. This quilt shown here is only one of many.
The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks on point, separating them with sashing strips. Additional blank blocks in different fabrics give an extra colour pop to the quilt and also a spot to showcase your quilting designs.
More "Road" quilt blocks
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Road to Rome
~ Road to Vegas
~ Rocky Road