|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 Windmill quilt block is a simple four patch design featuring half square triangles to form a pinwheel blade to represent the "windmill" in the name of the block. This easy block is an ideal choice for beginner quilters.
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. The colourful, blank blocks offer an extra splash of colour in this quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side in a standard design and also uses sashing strips for extra colour design elements.