|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 Pie quilt block is a nine patch block featuring half square triangles and flying geese units -- very commonly used patches in quiltmaking. Placement of these patches gives you a star as the main feature.
This block is in no way difficult to construct, but due to the number of actual cut pieces, you must be careful to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance in order that your seams line up properly. For this reason only, I have added Blueberry Pie to the category for intermediate level of difficulty.
You will note that the two sample quilts illustrated are similar, but subtle changes give each an entirely different look from the other.
More "Star" quilt blocks