|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.
There is nothing difficult in constructing this Zenith quilt block and you can make some really interesting quilts by adding sashing and/or setting the blocks on point. The discovery is awaiting you.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks side by side. "Squarish" sort of pinwheels appear where adjacent blocks meet creating a secondary pattern to the diamond motifs in the block.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks in a standard setting. The side setting triangles in one colour edge the quilt. The blank blocks in the centre give a new spot of interest for the eye, and a place to showcase a lovely quilting design.