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.

Birds in the Air

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Birds in the Air quilt block is an old favourite. I like it because of the geometry -- being the "math nerd" that I am.

This four patch quilt block is made entirely of half square triangles, using two different sizes of those patches. You will be a master of this unit in no time when you make all the patches necessary for your quilt.

You can do so many things with this block when you use it to make a whole quilt, as illustrated in the sample quilts shown. By simple rotations of the blocks, you can achieve all sorts of interesting arrangements, whether you choose a straight setting or a setting of the blocks on point. It is all yours to discover.

See also:
~ Cat's Cradle
~ Rat Pack