|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 Weathervane quilt block is quick and easy to construct and offers lots of opportunites to create a stunning quilt design.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the block on point and uses blank blocks for extra pops of colour. Sashing strips separate the blocks for an added design element.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a standard side by side setting of the blocks. By choosing to use the centre area for blank blocks, this makes for a spot for an intricate quilting design that is then surrounded by the pieced blocks.
~ Royal Star