|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 Turning Stars quilt block is an easy quilt block to sew featuring four quadrants that make up the star, (which to me, looks more like a pinwheel design).
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks side by side in a very common setting of the blocks. The borders is opposite corners feature different colours for a splash of interest.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks. Extra interest is added by the use of colourful, blank blocks as an additional design element.