|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.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below feature sashing strips to separate the blocks. The quilt on the left features a side by side quilt block layout which tends to make the pinwheels stand out. The quilt shown on the right uses a standard on point quilt layout which allows for additional colour to be added in the form of the blank blocks -- a perfect spot to showcase your quilting skills.