|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Autumn Puzzle is a simple four patch quilt block featuring only the most basic shapes in quiltmaking -- squares, rectangles and half square triangles. The added surprise is that these shapes work together to form pinwheels.
The two sample quilts illustrated also use only basic settings for your blocks -- a side by side layout which makes the pinwheels form sort of a secondary pattern, while the on point setting gives you ample room to do some fancy quilting stitches in the blank blocks.