|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.
Below are two very different quilt layouts featuring the Wagon Tracks quilt bloock, a simple nine patch design.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses 90 degree rotations of the blocks, in groupings of four. Two different motifs emerge as the rotations are different in the sections of the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point and rotates several of those blocks to create the horizontal and vertical bands running across the quilt. Several blank blocks in different colours add an extra design element to this quilt.
Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Golden Stairs
~ Jacob's Ladder
~ Rocky Road