|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 Wheel in the Road quilt block is a block sewn as an uneven nine patch design with a small four patch as its centre, forming a pinwheel.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side with a large open area in the centre, which is the ideal spot to introduce an intricate quilting design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block setting with lots of additional colour added in the form of blank blocks and side setting triangles, all separated with sashing strips.
More "Wheel" quilt blocks
~ Wheel Frame
~ Wheel of Fortune
~ Roulette Wheel