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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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Amish Star uses simple patches to make this easy quilt block. It features squares, rectangles, half square triangles and flying geese units -- all patches you learn as you begin your quiltmaking journey.
This is a six patch block (as it is designed on a 6 x 6 grid) that is constructed in "chunks" as a nine patch. The centre of the block is actually another pieced block called the Sawtooth Star.
The two sample quilts illustrated are both set on point but with subtle differences -- one uses pieced blocks to cover the complete quilt, with added sashing strips to separate the blocks, while the other quilt features blank blocks to showcase your quilting skills. What will you choose as the setting for your quilt -- one of these or something you design?
More "Star" quilt blocks