|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Woven Star quilt block is an easy design featuring half square triangles and quarter square triangles and a few flying geese patches.
The quilt layout shown below on the left sets the blocks on point with sashing strips in the same colour as the background fabric. This makes the stars seem to float in the night sky, and an extra twinkle is added by the use of the "cornerstones" in the sashing strips.
The quilt layout featured on the right also uses an on point block setting, but in this case the blocks are set to form a "medallion" motif in the centre of the quilt.