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.

Balkan Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Balkan Puzzle quilt block is a four patch block and is comprised solely of half square triangles. It is simple to construct and is a terrific block to use to make a dent in your fabric stash, as it looks great as a "scrappy" block. Just make sure to have light, medium and dark fabrics to showcase the different elements.

The two sample quilt illustrations shown give you ideas of what can be done with this block. Keep in mind though, that these sample layouts are just the "tip of the iceberg". You are only as limited as your imagination.