|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 Blueberry Compote quilt block surprised me when I started playing around with the quilt settings. Originally I had started with a three colour block but felt that the resultant quilts were kind of 'ho-hum'. Once I introduced an additional fabric (a complementary colour), it added just the spark I was looking for.
This is an easy quilt block to construct -- containing only half square triangles and squares and is constructed as an uneven nine patch, simply because of the way the sections are put together.
I hope that you start to play around with colour when trying out this block, just to see what really interesting quilt you can come up with.