|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 addition of extra patches and colour opportunites is what makes the Union Square quilt block differ from the Ohio Star block upon which it is based.
The quilt layout shown on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks making a subtle secondary pattern of additional stars appear where the blocks join. The quilt layout on the right features the blocks set on point with extra blank blocks for a little extra colour in the quilt design.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Twilight Star