|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.
Ann and Andy
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Ann and Andy quilt block belongs to the four patch category. Even though it is constructed using 16 patches, they are sewn together in four quadrants to complete the quilt block.
Squares and half square triangles are the only patches in this block, making it an "easy" block, but it also fits into the "intermediate" category due to the number of pieces used to make the quilt block.