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.

Brasstown Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Brasstown Star quilt block is a simple nine patch design -- (usually the first type of block to learn) -- so it would be a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter.

This block features a patch that is (in my opinion), very underused unit -- the square in a square patch, allowing for all sorts of interesting interpretations. In this case, half of the half square triangle cut pieces needed for this unit are made using the background colour fabric while and the other pieces are used in a different fabric to form the points of the centre star. All in all, a fun and easy block to make.

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