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.

Arkansas Traveller

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Arkansas Traveller quilt block contains only the easiest of quilt patches -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles. This block is constructed as a four patch with identical patches in each of the four quadrants. Rotations of those components is what adds the interest to the block.

In the two sample quilts illustrated I have used a straight set of the blocks, separated by sashing and also a setting of the blocks on point with additional blank areas to display your quilting skills. All sorts of interesting arrangements can be made using this quilt block, by placement and rotation of the blocks.