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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
I took a liberty with this Brave World quilt block by adding in a fourth colour. Most renditions I have seen of this easy quilt block show only three colours. I like to be different -- and I also love colour.
So, I mentioned "easy". This four patch quilt block is comprised entirely of squares and the most common quilt patch -- the half square triangle -- in a couple of different sizes. This is a great starter block for beginner quilters and can be made as a large or a small block, to suit your needs.
The sample quilts illustrated show two totally different looks. Note that in the "straight set" quilt layout, a third pinwheel appears because of the extra colour used.
Similar Block - Lilac Lane